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Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education Certificate

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Nursing and Health-related Professions Education, Advanced Certificate


Advanced Certificate Program

This program is intended for nurses and other health care professionals such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians and physician assistants who wish to seek a position as a faculty/teacher, clinical instructor, in-service educator or clinical education coordinator. Those who have attained a master’s or doctoral degree in a clinical specialty, or who do not have an educational background, will benefit by attending, as will those currently in a teaching position who desire to update their knowledge and skills in educational theories, trends and resources.


Course Requirements

Nursing and Health Related Professions
Degree: Certificate

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
NUR 616

Curriculum Development and Evaluation

This course is an overview of past and present curricular trends and development processes. Principles and techniques of curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation in educational programs are explored.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

NUR 617

Teaching Strategies & Instructional Tech

Synthesis of learning acquired in clinical, field experience, education, and research courses. The art, principles and strategies of teaching in higher education and other healthcare organizations are explored.Emphasis is placed on class, clinical, and other learning experiences and evaluation of students, course outcomes, and program outcomes.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: NUR-616

NUR 618

Nurse Educator Role Practicum

This course involves observation, participation, and practice in teaching. Nursing students and other healthcare students will be placed in appropriate teaching situations. Weekly discussions enable students to synthesize previous learning and discuss teaching strategies, clinical/field evaluation, and problems associated with college/healthcare facilities teaching. A total of 150 hours is required.

Prerequisites: NUR-616 NUR-617

Total 9

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements common to all certificate programs are listed here. Requirements that are specific to a given certificate program are included under each program’s listing. Action on an application begins when the application, application fee and the official transcripts have been received. In addition to the application procedure, all candidates must demonstrate evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program as shown by one of the following (all grade point averages (G.P.A.) are based on a 4.0 system):

  1. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
  2. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work
  3. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a health care discipline or education.


School of Nursing

Programs in the School of Nursing include undergraduate and graduate degree programs and post-graduate APRN certificates. The entry level professional program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in four academic years. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN® for licensure as registered nurses. The program has a strong liberal arts foundation preparatory to and correlated with professional courses. Students begin clinical course work in their sophomore year and complete a variety of clinical experiences before graduation.

A special curriculum (RN to BSN) is available for RN students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The curriculum offered online, except for clinical experiences, is designed to capitalize on and enhance the knowledge and experience gained from practicing as a professional nurse and from previous college coursework.

D'Youville offers master's of science in nursing degree programs in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), family nurse practitioner (FNP), nursing management and quality leadership, and nursing education with a clinical focus. The PMHNP and FNP programs are also available in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and the post-graduate advanced practice certificate program. The nurse practitioner programs prepare graduates to apply for and take national certification exams.

All programs include a focus on evidence based practice, interdisciplinary healthcare studies, culturally competent healthcare, and collaboration and partnerships with clients, healthcare professionals, and agencies.

Graduates are prepared for careers in a multitude of healthcare settings including primary care, community and home health nursing, hospital nursing long-term care nursing, and new independent roles in managed care settings. Employment opportunities vary by specific programs. 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791