Nursing Education and Faculty Role Certificate (Summer start only)
This completely online Nursing Education and Faculty Role Certificate is for students who already possess a masters or doctoral degree and wish to gain additional theory and experience in nursing education. The newly revised Certificate Program prepares graduates for roles in contemporary nursing education such as a clinical faculty member, online educator, lab coordinator/director, or faculty member in a community college.
Emerging technologies are changing the face of nursing education, therefore; modern pedagogies are required for the nursing faculty member of the future. Coursework provides theory and real-world experience that support the teaching and learning environment, with a specific focus on curriculum design and evaluation, and the legal environment for the nursing faculty member. Learning experiences are designed for classroom and clinical settings as well as for the virtual environments of the college lab, simulation, and online learning. Special emphasis is placed on engaging students to use innovations in nursing education. The advanced clinical course provides the student with in-depth clinical theory and experience beyond the bachelor's degree. The Certificate requires 24 credit hours with associated clinical and practicum hours. During the teaching practicum, students work with master teachers to become fully immersed in the role and responsibilities of a faculty member.
Although the program is offered online, certain courses require a one week campus visit in the fall. This program is based upon and consistent with the mission and philosophy of Duquesne University. Certificate requirements can be completed on a full-time (6 credits per semester) or part-time basis. After acceptance to the program, each student is assigned a faculty mentor who will assist in the completion of a Program Plan. Students have up to five years to complete the program.
The Duquesne faculty is committed to nurturing a flexible and creative scholarly environment that encourages students to participate actively in their learning and professional development.