As the demand for nursing instructors and clinical educators continues, many nurses consider educator roles. They may be interested in teaching in a school of nursing, working in professional development or focusing on the education of a specific patient/community population. This specialty curriculum prepares nurses to assume advanced roles as instructors in academic and service settings. The program focuses on curriculum development and foundational knowledge in theories of teaching and learning, and provides flexible and practical experience in academic and healthcare settings. Graduates assume leadership roles in clinical nursing education, academic faculty appointments, and staff development.
If you are a nurse with a master's degree who wishes to prepare for a role in teaching, you may enroll in our Post Master's Certificate in Teaching for Nurses - a 12-credit certificate which utilizes the core nursing education courses.
Through scholarly projects, creative partnerships with faculty, clinical experiences, and selection of relevant cognate courses, you have the opportunity to personalize your program of study to meet your individual career goals. The program is designed for part-time study accommodating various nursing work schedules. The curriculum may be completed in 2-4 years depending upon whether you enroll in one or two courses each session.
Accreditation The Nursing program in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, RN to BSN and MSN, is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, telephone 202.887.6971. It is also approved by the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.