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Policy Statement - 12-07 Nursing Education, Certificate In

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (code NRSGCT02)

This new certificate was recommended by the Academic Senate on May 10, 2012
and approved by the President on May 16, 2012 

     The Nursing Education Certificate Program consists of 18-19 units of specific coursework that prepares nurses who have completed a Master of Nursing degree to be effective educators in either a health care service agency, a community, and/or an academic setting.  Students will develop both theoretical and practical expertise in the educational field.  The Certificate in Nursing Education can be completed concurrently with a Master's Degree or separately as a post-master’s certificate.



1. Application to CSULB for the Post-Master’s Certificate

2. Current license as a registered nurse

3. Graduate standing in a Nursing Master’s program or completed Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution

    Applications will be accepted any time prior to July 1st for the Fall semester and any time prior to December 1st for the Spring semester.



Core (13 units):

Take all of the following courses:

NRSG 556A Conditions of Learning and Instruction in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: None

NRSG 556B Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: None

NRSG 556C Microteaching in Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; NRSG 556A and 556B

NRSG 556L Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education: Proactive Teaching (4)

Prerequisite:  NRSG 556A or consent of instructor

Two electives (5-6 units) selected from:

One course (3 units) in Educational Technology

ETEC 535, 510, 525, 551, 570

One course (2-3 units) selected from:

NRSG 502, 550, 551A


EFFECTIVE: Fall 2013


Campus Code:  (NRSGCT02)

College: 15

Career: GR

CIP Code:  51.3817