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Nurse Educator Certificate Program


The College of Nursing offers a 14-credit certificate program in academic nursing. It is available for those who hold at least a master’s degree in nursing, and is designed to provide knowledge and skills in teaching  baccalaureate and higher degree nursing.. This program is ideal for those enrolled in doctoral programs, or those who have recently completed doctoral study and are pursuing an academic career.

Applicants seeking admission to the Nurse Educator Certificate program must be enrolled as doctoral students at UF OR admitted to UF as a post-baccalaureate student.

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree in nursing or higher
  • Current Florida Registered Nurse license

Program (14 credits)

  • NGR 6705: The Nurse Educator- 3 credits
  • EDF 6436: Theory of Measurement (or equivalent course)- 4 credits
  • NGR 6943L: Teaching Practicum in Academic Nursing- 4 credits
  • Education Elective- 3 credits


  • EDA 6192: Educational Leadership: The Individual- 3 credits
  • EDF 6211: Educational Psychology: General- 3 credits
  • EDF 6215: Educational Psychology: Learning Theory- 3 credits
  • EDF 6436: Theory of Measurement- 4 credits
  • EDH 7225: Seminar: Curriculum in Higher Education- 3 credits
  • EDH 7405: The Law and Higher Education- 3 credits
  • NGR 6705: Nurse Educator
  • NGR 6943L: Teaching Practicum in Academic Nursing

**Note: Both NGR 6705 and NGR 6943L must be taken at the UF College of Nursing.

Application Process

Application deadline for students seeking postmaster’s study in any track is March 15. (See below for more details)*

*Note: The March 15 deadline  indicates the earliest date when the College will begin accepting students. After March 15, applications will be accepted until May 31st and students will be accepted on a space available basis.

The application process for the College of Nursing  for postmaster’s applicants involves the following:

Post Master’s applicants must submit a University of Florida Post-Baccalaureate application.

Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are to be submitted to UF Office of Admissions.

*UF graduates are not required to submit transcripts.

The following College of Nursing application materials are to be returned directly to the College of Nursing. Instructions for submission are on the forms. These materials include:

*Mail these materials to the College at the following address:

UF College of Nursing Office for Academic and Student Affairs
PO Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610-0197

Please note: Students enrolled in the Post-Master’s Certificate Program do not qualify for federal financial aid, school certified private loans or College of Nursing Scholarships.

Contact Information

Dr. Jo Snider, Associate Professor
PO Box 100187