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Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Online

As more and more nurse educators retire, the number of qualified nursing faculty to teach the next generation of nursing professionals shrinks. American Public University (APU) offers a graduate certificate in nursing education designed to prepare master’s-level nurses for teaching in community colleges and universities or advancement as a clinical nurse educator.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

NOTE: Completion of this program does not award any professional certifications. This program has specific admissions requirements and is not currently open for admission to residents of Washington state.


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At A Glance

  • Focus on curriculum design, assessment, and teaching and learning practices to create effective educational materials for diverse audiences.
  • Gain the academic preparation necessary for professional certification as a Certified Nurse Educator, available from the National League of Nursing.
  • Complete a practicum in nursing education to conclude your studies.
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The Benefits of a Certificate — Build. Pair. Enhance.

A certificate is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to commit to a full degree or those who wish to gain specialized knowledge to supplement current or future studies. However, a certificate is not the same as professional certification. If you’re thinking about additional study, this certificate pairs well with these programs:

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

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Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

$455
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

$290
Per Credit Hour

For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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