Online Graduate Certificate: Nursing Education

Nursing Education

College of Nursing

Program Overview

Interested in a rewarding career as a nursing educator? The University of Tennessee offers an online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education. This fully online program will give you the credentials you need to teach other nursing professionals and create a positive impact on their lives. After becoming certified, you will be able to apply your enhanced knowledge of nursing education principles and strategies in both academic and nursing service settings.

Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour*

In-State $700 + Fees

Out-of-State $775 + Fees



Admission Terms

Fall, Spring

*Cost per credit hour is an estimate based on maintenance and university fees. Some programs may have additional course fees. Please contact your department for additional information on any related fees, and visit Tuition and Fees in Detail at One Stop.

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Get Certified in Nursing Education

This graduate certificate in Nursing Education prepares nurses for a career as nurse educators in both academic and nursing service settings. Nursing education involves curriculum design and development, resource management, interdisciplinary collaboration, and application of technology, information systems, knowledge, and critical thinking.

Featured Courses

Some of the courses in the Nursing Education Graduate Certificate program are as follows:

NURS 674: Educational Principles & Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Analysis and application of educational principles and strategies for healthcare professionals. 

NURS 675: Teaching Practicum for Healthcare Professionals

Individually designed teaching experience in healthcare and academic settings. 

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Are You Ready to Become a Nurse Educator?