School of Nursing
Certificate of Graduate Study in Nursing - Education
This twelve-credit graduate certificate program prepares students to teach in entry- and master's-level nursing programs in both didactic and clinical courses and engage in other professional roles such as staff development. Four required courses (three credits each) for this certificate provide a foundation in theories of nursing education, external factors that influence nursing education, curricular models, teaching methodologies and strategies, and critical analysis of theories of learning and teaching. All courses will be offered as blended courses (some low residency required). The fourth course has a low-residency requirement as it entails a clinical practicum with supervision by faculty and an identified preceptor for either a didactic and/or clinical experiential component.
Sample Curriculum (12 credits):
NUR 636 Foundations of Nursing Education – 3 credits
NUR 637 Methods of Education in Nursing – 3 credits
NUR XXX Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education (under development) – 3 credits
NUR 638 Education Practicum and Seminar – 3 credits
Spring semester admission – October 1
Fall semester admission – April 1
- A masters degree with a major in nursing from a degree program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing
- Completion of the Application for a Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) and application fee.
- Current resume.
In addition to the materials described above, applicants for this program must submit:
- Completion of a program selection form
- Two Letters of Recommendation reflecting professional practice and academic achievement
- Evidence (photocopy) of unencumbered current licensure as a registered professional nurse in Maine
- An essay reflective of professional goals
For additional application information, please visit the Graduate Admissions web page
Admission to this program is currently suspended. Please contact Cheri Sarton at 207-780-4114 for more information.
Admission Information and Links:
- Office of Admissions
- Online Application
- Application Instructions
- Program Selection Form
- Request Information (Online Form)