The Advanced Nurse Educator Certificate in nursing education prepares advanced practice nurses who have already earned a MSN in a specialty field and would like additional training to practice as a nurse educator. The Certificate integrates theories, evidence-based teaching, and teaching-learning strategies in the education of staff, students, health care professionals, clients, and communities across the lifespan.
This course of study addresses an intense nursing faculty shortage on local, regional, and state levels. As the need for new nurses grows, the supply of nurses qualified with advanced nursing degrees to prepare new nurses is declining. Currently the mean ages of associate and assistant professors are 52 and 49 respectively. Faculty retirements will escalate as the “baby boomers” age. Ironically, growing numbers of students are entering nursing programs as current nursing faculty members are considering retirement. Students completing the ANE Certificate achieve the same competencies, objectives, learning outcomes and specialty courses required to complete the Master of Science in Nursing Advanced Nurse Educator curriculum.
Graduates of the Advanced Nurse Educator Concentration will be able to meet the following outcomes and learning objectives which are based on the National League for Nursing core competencies:
1) Facilitate learning, 2) Facilitate learner development and socialization 3) Use assessment and evaluation strategies, 4) Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcome, 5) Function as a change agent and leader, 6) Pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role, 7) Engage in scholarship, and 8) Function within the educational environment.
- Apply critical thinking when making effective decisions and solving problems creatively with students, colleagues, administrators, and members of the interdisciplinary team
- Formulate learning objectives, learning strategies and activities in relationship to theories of teaching/learning.
- Evaluate therapeutic nursing intervention of students to facilitate role development in the delivery of health care.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and administrators.
- Integrate the role of scholarship, teaching, and service that foster improvement and innovation in health care and nursing education environments.
- Analyze economical, political, ethical, legal, and regulatory standards, which influence nursing and nursing education with a focus on the needs of rural, diverse, vulnerable, and aging populations.
- Provide evidence-based teaching and practice the use of information technology.
- Demonstrate curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Master’s degree in Nursing
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or better
- Interview with faculty members
- Current North Carolina nursing license or compact agreement
- Official transcript of all baccalaureate and master’s level work in nursing
- Brief resume or curriculum vita
- Current work experience as a registered nurse
Provisional admission may be granted to applicants with an overall GPA of 2.7. Students with provisional admission must earn a grade of “B” or better in the first nine hours of course work and may take no more than 6 credit hours per semester for the first nine hours of course work.
International applicants must submit an official TOEFL score report with a minumum score of 550 for the paper-based test or 231 for the computer-based test. Transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE).
Course of Study
ANE-Specialty Courses and Practicum
*Total Credits: 15-24 this includes 336 Supervised Practicum
*Students will be evaluated on an individual bases. Students who have completed the advanced core courses are required to register only for the Nurse Educator specialty courses.