Page 76 2022–23 Graduate Academic Catalog School of Nursing Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Purpose Statement The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) will prepare candidates to engage in education in healthcare settings or academic settings as clinical faculty members. The certificate program will allow students who are currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program or those who have completed a graduate nursing degree to add core knowledge related to curriculum design, evidence-based teaching, and learning strategies, assessment, and evaluation strategies for education. Program Objectives Candidates who complete the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) are equipped to: • Integrate a biblical worldview with knowledge from nursing science and related disciplines as a framework for nursing education. • Analyze and apply evidence-based teaching and learning methods along with assessment and evaluation strategies in nursing education. • Integrate theory, research, and biblical worldview in the curriculum design process. Program Delivery Cedarville University has designed the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) to be flexible and responsive to student needs. Courses are offered fully online in seven-week sessions during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Graduate online course content will be available for student access the weekend prior to the start of the course. Course Requirements Course requirements include 12 semester hours as follows: NSG-6400 Foundations of Nursing Education...............................3 NSG-6410 Teaching and Learning Strategies for Nursing Education......................................................................3 NSG-6420 Curriculum Design and Development for Nursing Educators......................................................................3 NSG-6430 Assessment and Evaluation for Nursing Education. ....3 Accreditation The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Admission Standards Cedarville University invites applications to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) from candidates who are currently enrolled in or have completed a graduate nursing degree from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved university, who are able to present strong academic records, and who have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Each candidate's application will be reviewed on an individual basis. In addition to the general admission requirements listed in the graduate admissions section of this catalog, applicants must meet the following requirements: • Have earned a B.S.N. undergraduate and graduate nursing grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. • Official transcripts of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program. • Official transcripts of a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited program or current enrollment in an accredited graduate nursing program. • Evidence of computer proficiency or plan for learning informatics skills. • Evidence of current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States for clinical experience in the United States. • Recommendations from a church leader and professional colleague. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted. Admission Process and Timeframe Applicants should follow specific admission criteria found in the Admissions section of the graduate catalog. After an admission application is completed, applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the M.S.N. Admission, Progression, Retention Committee. Graduate Admissions will notify applicants of the admission decision. Tuition and Fees Tuition cost for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) courses for the 2022–23 academic year is $648 per semester credit. Audit is $324 per semester hour. Financial Aid Nursing education courses completed for the graduate certificate, as a nondegree program, are not eligible for federal or state aid. However, students may qualify for personal loans to pay for this program. Nursing education courses completed for the M.S.N. degree program may be eligible for federal and state aid. For more information, contact Financial Aid.