Post Master's Nurse Educator Certificate

This post-master's professional certificate program will prepare nurse educators to employ cutting-edge teaching strategies in the didactic and clinical setting, synthesize teaching/learning theories, and acquire skills in curriculum development. Clinical practicum objectives include the student’s ability to provide didactic and clinical instruction within the academic setting. Hands-on experience in objective writing, teaching, clinical instructing, test writing and student management are offered through educational experiences provided by master educators.

Completion of the program meets the educational requirements to be eligible for the NLN CNE Certification Exam. There are four courses required for the program with a total of 12 credit hours. All courses must be completed within three years.

Note: Students are responsible for arranging their clinical preceptor and site for the Practicum course. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain clinical eligibility to practice during the program. It is recommended that students maintain active clinical practice setting in preparation for the practicum course.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements for UMKC, the requirements for admission into the NEC program are:

  • MSN from an accredited nursing program
  • Submission of current resume or curricula vitae
  • Copy of current licensure as a registered nurse with licensure in the jurisdiction where clinical study is to be conducted

The Post-Master’s NE Certificate Program Courses

  • N5515NE Role of the Nurse Educator (3 credit hours)
  • N5516 Curriculum Development (3 credit hours)
  • N5517 Teaching Strategies (3 credit hours)
  • N5572NE Synthesis Practicum for Nurse Educators (3 credit hours – Preceptorship Course)


Emily VanArsdale
Academic Adviser
Phone: 816-235-6515
Fax: 816-235-1701

Nursing Student Services Office
Phone: 816-235-1700