College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals students attend clinicals

Nurse Educator Certificate

The College of Nursing and Health Professions will recognize non-degree graduate students completing the following three courses with a Certificate in Nursing Education:

Course Requirements Credits
Nursing 651 Foundations of Nursing Education 3
Nursing 652 Evaluation in Nursing Education 3
Nursing 653 Leadership in Clinical Nursing Education (35 clinical clock hours) 3

A Nursing Lab Fee is associated with NUR 653.

Prior to beginning NUR 653 students must submit evidence of a current nursing license, medical/health insurance, CPR certification, TB skin test results, immunizations (Tdap, MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and annual influenza), a statement of good health, clear criminal background check, and a negative drug screen. These items must be uploaded on a tracker purchased through the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The clinical clearance items must be updated annually and must be current through the end of the semester.

Additional state licensure is not associated with the Nurse Educator Certificate.

Completion of Valparaiso University’s 9-Credit Nurse Educator Certificate Program meets the educational requirements to apply for the NLN’s CNE® for those who also have a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.