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Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

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Pamela Cangelosi, Professor and Coordinator, Nursing Education Certificate
Scholar Plaza, Loudon, (540) 542-6556,

The Certificate in Nursing Education is designed to prepare a student already holding a master’s degree in nursing, or enrolled in a graduate nursing program at Shenandoah University, for teaching positions in educational and service settings. Graduate students enrolled at SU must complete the requirements for their degree to be awarded the certificate. The courses in this program will provide students with essential knowledge of the foundations in curriculum and program development; theoretical foundations of the instructional process; and application of assessment, measurement, and evaluation theories in nursing education. Students enrolled in the Health Systems Management graduate track with a focus in nursing education may also apply for the certificate. The certificate will provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, meanings and experiences to assume the role of a nurse educator. Graduates of the Certificate in Nursing Education program have the required courses for eligibility to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination.

Total: 12 credits

The four education courses (N 502 , N 503 , N 604  and N 605 ) in this program are offered as online courses. Advanced Pharmacology (N 550 ), Advanced Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology (N 560 ), and Advanced Health Promotion and Assessment Across the Lifespan (N 580 ) are required co/prerequisites for this certificate. In order to be successful in the courses, the student must have a minimal level of computer competency. Courses may be taken on a full or part-time basis.

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