Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education


The goal of this graduate certificate is to prepare nurses to teach in a variety of educational and health care settings: schools of nursing; staff development departments, and/or client education programs. Upon completion of the Post-Master's Nursing Education Graduate Certificate individuals are prepared to assume beginning faculty positions and/or assume education positions in health care institutions and/or the community.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate Program is coordinated through the Tampa campus. Didactic courses are offered online. Practicum experience locations vary.

Admission Requirements

Applicant must have an M.S. in Nursing or Health related field from a regionally accredited university.

Application process

Please visit the Graduate Certificate website to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. A resume
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Note: Application deadline is summer for students to start in fall semester.


Validation of coursework in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment


13 credit hours

Credit toward Graduate Degree


Standardized Tests


Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Department Contacts

Barbara Redding
813- 974-9236
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