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Nursing Educator Certificate (Post-Master's)

  • Program Overview

    The nursing educator post-master's certificate is designed to provide advanced knowledge related to the scope of practice for academic and staff development nurse educators.

    Coursework focuses on the role of the nurse educator and responsibilities related to teaching, scholarship, service, clinical excellence, and issues and trends impacting the profession. You will explore a variety of learning styles, needs, and characteristics of diverse learners, and competency-based instruction, including new trends in creative instructional technology strategies and techniques. The ethical, legal, and leadership dimensions of the nurse educator are integrated throughout the curriculum. Courses are offered in a hybrid model: a combination of online and face-to-face meetings, held in the evening and on Saturday on Endicott College’s Beverly, Mass., campus.

    The nurse educator internship course provides an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom setting into practice. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing. Experiences are selected with the student to meet course and personal objectives in academia and in organizations.

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.
    • GPA greater than or equal to 3.25
    • Photocopy of Registered Nurse License verification, which must be current and unrestricted
    • A basic statistics course is required of all students;
    • Resume and/or curriculum vitae
    • Interview
    • *Please note that the GREs are no longer required as of 1/31/20 GRE required for FNP Candidates ONLY

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization
    • Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice
    • Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research
    • Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment
    • Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship
    • Integrate ethical, legal and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
    • Foster sensitivity to the individual's connectedness to the human and global community that will enhance the provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations

    Required Curriculum: Nurse Administrator Certificate

    Four-Course Sequence of Classes

    NUR 510 - Organization and Structure of Nursing Leadership
    NUR 526 - Nurse as the Administrator
    NUR 532 - Administration: Practice and Quality Outcomes
    NUR 582 - Internship in Administrator Role

    Total - 15 credits

    Required Curriculum: Nurse Educator Certificate

    Four-Course Sequence of Classes

    NUR 505 - Curriculum Design, Course Development, and Program Evaluation
    NUR 509 - Internship in Educator Role
    NUR 561 - Nurse as the Educator
    NUR 565 - Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching

    Total - 15 credits

    Required Curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

    NUR 550 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice
    NUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making
    NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner
    NUR 566 - Seminar for the Professional Nurse Practitioner
    NUR 567 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family
    NUR 568 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum
    NUR 569 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient
    NUR 570 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient Practicum

    Total - 27 credits

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Endicott offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing designed for nursing scholars, faculty, and researchers.


The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.