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Why ODU for a Nurse Educator Certificate?

Do you already have a graduate degree in nursing? Interested in teaching future nurses?

ODU's nurse educator certificate program is designed to let you earn academic credit while gaining valuable knowledge and practical experience related to teaching in entry-level or graduate nursing education programs.

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Required Courses

  • 11 credit hours (four courses)
  • Includes a teaching practicum

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some courses will occasionally have live online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. To the extent possible, the teaching practicum is arranged with a school of nursing in your community. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

To apply for this nurse educator certificate, you should already have at least one graduate degree in nursing.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

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Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.