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Graduate Certificate in Teaching Nursing

The graduate certificate in Teaching Nursing is fully online and is designed for nurses who are seeking to enhance their teaching/pedagogical skills, including those who are interested in an academic career in nursing education or a clinical educator in a hospital/healthcare setting. Students will learn how to design courses to meet specific learning outcomes and create assignments that are effective methods for course evaluation and assessment of student competencies.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024

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Spring 2025

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Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 9
Cost Per Credit: $737.00


Online with In-person Requirements

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Graduate Certificate in Teaching Nursing overview

Program format
Online with In-person Requirements
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What You'll Learn


   1. Apply selected learning theories and teaching strategies in academic and clinical practice settings.
   2. Understand and apply various teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches.
   3. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum planning, design, and evaluation.
   4. Utilize various technology platforms and software programs in the course design and teaching process.
   5. Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of educators.
   6. Design processes/assignments to evaluate student knowledge, skills and competencies.

Course Examples

  • NUR 640 - Best Practices in Nursing Education: Art and Science of Teaching
  • NUR 642 - Best Practices in Nursing Instruction: Curriculum Design and Outcome Evaluation
  • NUR 641 - Best Practices in Clinical Teaching: Teaching Nursing Practicums
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Standard graduate application requirements apply.

  • References (3) - Only an email address is required. Our system will ask them to upload their letter.
  • Personal interview
  • Current, active and unencumbered and unrestricted RN license,
  • Goal statement
  • Current vita/resume

Admissions Criteria

Standard graduate admission requirements apply.

To be admitted to the Certificate in Teaching Nursing program students must be post MSN, DNP, or PhD in Nursing, or currently be enrolled in an MSN, DNP, or PhD program in nursing.

Program Contact

Debra Hampton
Academic Coordinator of Graduate Leadership Programs


Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
Start Date:

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
Start Date:

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

One tuition rate

Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

Grad tuition cap

Save money by paying for only 9 standard credit hours per semester, even if you take more.

Flexible schedule

Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.
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