This program prepares students as educators in health care systems. The focus is on education of client/family groups, staff development, extended programs and educational outreach, and teaching in health care and nursing education. The program focuses on the educator role and the theory and practice of teaching and learning. Course work examines theories, strategies and research related to the teaching/learning process in health care systems, curriculum patterns for various learners, legal/ethical considerations in teaching and the trends in both education and health care that affect educational planning and evaluation. In the practicum, the student is given an opportunity to synthesize previous learning and function in an educator role under the mentorship of select expert preceptors.
The certificate requires 12 hours of course work to be distributed as follows:
For those students, pursuing an Master of Science in Nursing , this certificate requires a separate application fee to be admitted to the program. A separate application for graduation is also required upon completion of the required courses.