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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education


NIU’s School of Nursing offers a post-master’s certificate in nursing education, which provides nurses with a foundation for teaching.

The nursing education certificate requires 11-13 semester hours of post-master’s study, which includes two didactic courses and two internship courses.

Prerequisite courses for admission include:

  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology and physical assessment class
  • A lab course within the last 3 years

If you have not fulfilled the prerequisite courses, you may be admitted to the program, but you must enroll in those courses as part of your plan of study.