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  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Nursing Education


    This accredited online graduate certificate program provides a four-course grouping of classes from the MSN: Nursing Education curriculum that focus on knowledge and skills required for healthcare provider education roles.

    Upon completion of this certificate program, you'll have 12 graduate credits from a CCNE-approved Master’s in Nursing Program that can be used towards an MSN at Drexel or any other university.

    For questions, please contact:

    Redian Furxhiu
    Academic Advisor

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Required Courses 
    NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0
    NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0
    NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0
    Select one of the following:3.0
    NURS 613
    The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor 
    or NURS 616
    Teaching Methods in Nursing Education
    Total Credits12.0

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.
    • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework  
      • Current, unrestricted United States RN license

      Required Documents

      With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended 
      • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
        • Why you are choosing this particular track
        • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
        • Your plans upon completing the degree
      • Resume
      • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
      • Additional requirements for International Students


      The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $887 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

      This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

      This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


      Academic Calendar

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2015     

      September 21, 2015

      December 5, 2015

      December 7, 2015

      December 12, 2015

      Winter 2016 

      January 4, 2016

      March 14, 2016

      March 15, 2016

      March 19, 2016

      Spring 2016 

      March 28, 2016

      June 6, 2016

      June 7, 2016

      June 10, 2016

      Summer 2016 

      June 20, 2016

      August 29, 2016

      August 30, 2016

      September 3, 2016

      Apply today for a Post-Bachelors Certificate in Nursing Education

      Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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