Why ODU for Nursing Education?

Do you already have a graduate degree in nursing? Interested in learning how to teach future nurses? Continue your education with a nurse educator certificate.

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

When you graduate, you will earn a nurse educator graduate certificate. This is an academic certificate, not a professional certification.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four graduate courses):
    • Professional, Ethical and Legal Concepts of Nursing Education
    • Instructional Delivery Methods & Learner Assessment
    • Nursing Curricular Design and Program Evaluation
    • Educator Internship: Classroom Instruction

Online Learning Environment

Access your nurse educator certificate 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 in the nurse educator certificate program follow Old Dominion University's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 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.

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.