Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate

Guide the next generation of nurses with a Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate.

As medical diagnoses and patient care become more complex, nurses are in great demand. Yet a shortage of nurse educators is impacting the number of trained nurses. Each year, hundreds of students are turned away from nursing schools nationwide because there aren’t enough qualified teachers.

Fill this great nurse teacher need and help guide the next generation of nurses with a Post-Master’s Nursing Educator Certificate (PMCNE) from Herzing University. Our unique, online program was specially developed for nurses who hold an MSN and wish to grow their skills and advance their nursing education knowledge.

PMCNE Program Highlights

  • 100% online coursework
  • 16-credit program
  • Focus on staff development and clinical educator roles
  • Complete in 8 months when attending full-time
Classes start January 6.
Learn more today!

By submitting this form, I consent to Herzing University contacting me by phone for marketing messages (including mobile and manual/autodialed means), text, and email using the information I have provided. I understand that my consent is not a condition of enrollment.

Questions? Schedule a call with an advisor

Why Herzing


Herzing's post-masters nurse educator certificate provides busy professionals with the flexibility and convenience of completing coursework online. Full-time, part-time and accelerated options available.


We at Herzing are committed to helping you achieve academic success.

As a student in our nursing education certificate program, you will learn from dedicated Doctoral-prepared faculty and have Master-prepared academic coaches available to you who offer one-on-one assistance, coaching, and support.


Nurse Educator Certificate Program Curriculum

Designed for nurses who already hold an MSN, Herzing's nursing certificates provide RNs the opportunity to advance their skills in key specialties. Our online PMCNE program provides students with the academic knowledge, skills, and expertise to become nurse educators in diverse healthcare and academic environments. Graduates will be prepared to apply for the certified nurse educator examination. Courses consist of specialty concentration courses and a clinical course. This program is for licensed registered nurses (active, unrestricted license) who have a master's of science in nursing degree and are interested in advancing their careers to become nurse educators.

Required Courses in Nursing Education Certificate program (Including Graduate Practicum)

16.00 semester credit hours are required (NU 621, NU510 and NU 634 will be required if not completed successfully with the prior Master of Science in Nursing degree.