Prepares the graduate for the nurse educator role in academic settings or healthcare organizations. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the CNE exam.

Why Colby-Sawyer’s Post-Master’s Certificate Program
  • Learn from industry leading faculty
  • Free online application
  • 100% online
  • 8-week online courses
  • Enroll in one course at a time to maintain work/life balance
  • $600 per credit
  • Pause and re-start program seamlessly, as your schedule allows
  • Rolling admissions with multiple entry dates
  • Small classes with engaged faculty
Curriculum: 15 Credits
GNUR 515 3cr Theoretical Basis of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education
GNUR 525 3cr Role of Nurse Educator & Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
GNUR 535 3cr Assessment/Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education
GNUR 587 6cr Nursing Education Capstone
Prerequisites: Graduate Level
Advanced Health Assessment
Advanced Physiology
Advanced Pharmacology
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Application Checklist
  • Complete Colby-Sawyer’s Online Application
  • Official transcript of all post-secondary education
  • Valid and active Registered Nurse license
  • Professional resume
  • Goal Statement
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international applicants)

All online Colby-Sawyer College nursing students are required to have an active and unencumbered nursing license upon enrollment. There are restrictions in some states for programs that lead to professional licensure.

For additional information, please use this contact list to find contact information for each state’s Board of Nursing.

If you have specific questions, contact Dr. Kevin Finn, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences;

Program Information