Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Nursing Education, Post-Master's Certificate

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education for nurses with a master's degree in nursing or doctor of nursing practice who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum development, student and program assessment, teaching and learning. Advanced health assessment, advanced pathopharmacology, curriculum development, teaching strategies, testing and evaluation, and practice teaching with a faculty preceptor are included in the program. The Certificate Program consists of a total of 21 units.

Prior to application for the Certificate Programs, individuals are strongly encouraged to consult with the Nurse Educator Program Coordinator (advisor) regarding previous graduate coursework completed to determine the best semester to apply for entry. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of a master's degree in nursing or doctor of nursing practice from a regionally accredited institution and NLNAC or CCNE-accredited nursing program.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in units attempted.
  3. Registered nurse licensure in the United States, unencumbered, unrestricted, with no disciplinary action pending or imposed.
  4. Clinical experience preferences or requirements are posted on the School of Nursing website.
  5. Health clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course. A background check or drug screen may be required by the clinical location.
  6. Residence in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.