Nurse Educator Certificate; Post Master's

Nurses with a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree may seek the post-master’s nurse educator certificate to be eligible for NLN certification. Students who successfully complete one course in learning theories and two courses in teaching strategies along with a 0-credit orientation complete this track in seven months.

Note: Students are required to have teaching experience prior to sitting for certification. The teaching experience is not part of this track; it can be completed prior to, concurrently with, or after taking certificate courses. See the NLN website for further details.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.