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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate (Currently on Moratorium)

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The Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate program has been placed on moratorium status and is not currently accepting new students.  Students who have already declared this major will be allowed to complete their program.


The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Nursing offers the Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate program, which prepares those who have a master’s and/or doctoral degree and wish to gain further knowledge and skills as specialists in nursing education. The program will include coursework in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies including instructional technology, educational needs assessment and evaluation, and learner-centered theories and methods.

Nurse Educators have the ability to teach students in schools of nursing, patients and their families, staff nurses, and a variety of direct care providers. Certificate prepared nurses will develop competence in applying teaching/learning principles in work with patients and/or students across the continuum of care in a variety of settings. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of the following requirements:

  • A current unencumbered RN license in the United States
  • A Master of Science and/or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with an overall graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Application for Admission

Applicants should check the Office of Graduate Programs website for application deadlines. Students are admitted for the Fall semester only.

Before applying, out-of-state students, or those who may relocate during the program, should contact the School of Nursing to confirm that the University of Michigan-Flint is authorized to offer distance education in the student’s state of residence. The School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Office of Extended Learning, will determine the University’s status in that state.

With the application for Graduate Admission, the following are required:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • A copy of the current RN license
  • A Professional Goal Statement
  • Three completed recommendation forms

Academic Rules and Regulations

See the School of Nursing (SON) and Graduate Study sections of this Catalog for academic rules and regulations pertaining to graduate programs offered by the School.

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