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College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Online In-Class

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers post-graduate certificate programs designed to prepare students with a previous MSN degree for careers in another advanced nursing specialty area. The courses are offered online to make it easy to enroll if students are employed part-or full-time.

A certificate program may be ideal for advancement-minded nurses with a desire to work in:

  • Staff development
  • Patient/family education
  • Academic nursing education
  • Other settings where teaching and learning takes place

Students with a Nurse Educator Certificate will be prepared to educate healthcare providers and educators for the 21st century healthcare environment, with an emphasis on interprofessional practice and team science.

This online program is designed for post-graduate registered nurses who have already earned an MSN from an accredited program, and who wish to add a specialization to become a nurse educator.

With a Fall start, the program takes three semesters to complete and requires 14 total credit hours and 120 total clinical hours.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Auburn University at Montgomery are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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AUM is honored to have received many national and regional awards over the years. U.S. News & World Report named AUM one of its Top Public Schools for 2021, and Yahoo! Finance honored us as one of the Most Affordable Universities for 2021.


We think a high-quality, graduate education should be affordable. Tuition rates for many of our programs are lower than at comparable universities. In addition, scholarship or other kinds of tuition assistance may be available.


AUM offers a close-knit community where students and faculty get to know each other by name and develop valuable professional networks. We are able to keep class sizes small to facilitate group projects and personalized learning.


We understand that one of the main reasons you are here is to expand your career options. That’s why our programs are practical and often apply to your current work situation. You’ll also have the opportunity to get valuable career assistance.

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences

At AUM’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. 

Our academic departments include the School of Nursing, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Communication Disorders. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.

Official Degree Name

Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate


Many classes in this degree program are available in both an In-Class and/or Online format. Students may elect to complete the entire program online. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a virtual and/or in-class environment to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an instrumental role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. All course criteria for online programs is completed through online efforts.  Be sure to check with your advisor if you have any questions regarding online studies.

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