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Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education (Advanced Certificate)

D'Youville students in a clinical skills lab

A certificate designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who seek a position as an educator, clinical instructor, or clinical education coordinator. 



D'Youville's advanced certificate in Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education is designed 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 earned a master's or doctoral degree in a clinical specialty, or who do not have a background in education will benefit from enrolling in this advanced certificate. Others who will benefit include individuals who hold an educational position and who desire to update their knowledge of healthcare education pedagogy. 

Gainful employment information is available for review. 



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

Admission Requirements

Candidate must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a healthcare or education discipline.