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Washington State University

Certificate in Nursing Education

Certificate Overview

If you are completing the MN Population Health degree, you may apply for a graduate certificate in nursing education. Additional graduate certificates are available in nursing leadership and public health with additional course work.

Admission Criteria for Nursing Education Certificate

  • Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in another field AND a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE is not required
  • Successful completion of a general statistics course
  • Favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
  • Students must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in each state or United States territory where practice or clinical experiences occur.
  • Written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
  • Completion of a written interview
  • Minimum of 1 year of nursing practice preferred


NURS 521* ORNursing Education, Teaching, Learning and Evaluation6
NURS 523* OREducational Issues and Curriculum Analysis
NURS 533*Nursing Education Delivery Methods for Diversity and Interprofessional Education
NURS 542Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Assessment for Population Healthcare Professionals4
NURS 583** ORAdvanced Population Internship 2
NURS 556Population Health Practicum

** Practicum courses require the completion of a minimum of 2 credits (120 hours) of experience with a preceptor who has completed a Master's degree in nursing or a related field.
Total Credits12



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