Nurse Educator Certificate (Post-Master’s)

Program Location: Los Angeles Campus Only

Program Semester Credits: 12

Program Length: 2 Semesters – 20 weeks

The Nurse Educator program is committed to the development of the nursing professional who can integrate enhanced leadership skills with nursing education in the academic or service setting, to formulate a professional commitment to learning and to make a contribution to quality improvement.

A total of 12 semester credits are required to earn the Nurse Educator Certificate. The Nurse Educator Certificate is a postgraduate certificate program that includes didactic theory courses and practicum experience. Individuals who hold an MSN and complete this educational component will be qualified to teach nursing.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Nurse Educator (Post-Master's) Program must:


  • Have a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution, or
  • Concurrent enrollment in the West Coast University MSN program.

Nurse Educator (Post-Master's) Curriculum

Core Nurse Educator (Post-Master's) Courses

NURS 600Principles of Teaching and Learning


NURS 610Curriculum Design


NURS 631Simulation & Clinical Nursing Education


NURS 641LNursing Education Teaching practicum


Total Credit Hours:12.0

Nurse Educator (Post-Master's) Certificate Program Costs

For program costs, please see the Graduate Tuition and Fees section.