Graduate Programs

Certificate Programs

Teaching in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing. The certificate (15-17 credit hours) requires completion of prescribed courses and a teaching practicum. The academic certificate is for students with bachelors's or master’s degrees or currently enrolled in a master’s program with the career goal of teaching in an academic setting.
Admissions Requirements and Procedures
Admission to the certificate program requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a recommended minimum GPA of 3.0. Appropriate work experience also will be taken into account in making decisions about admission. Students will be required to submit a statement of interest and three letters of recommendation. Students already admitted into the Indiana University or Purdue University graduate program are automatically eligible to earn a certificate. Such students must declare their participation in the degree program and also submit a statement of interest.
Minimum Overall GPA
Students will be required to receive a final overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to be awarded the certificate. The minimum grade accepted in any single course is B.
Maximum Number of Credits That Can Be Transferred from Another Institution
If students are able to document appropriate graduate course work at another institution, they can request that they transfer a maximum of 3 credits. The faculty members who oversee the program will approve all waivers and substitutions. No undergraduate courses can be applied to this certificate program.
Maximum Time for Completion
Maximum time for program completion is four years with no significant breaks (i.e., more than two semesters) between courses. (This field and its underlying technology changes too rapidly for longer breaks.)
Number of Credit Hours Taken Prior to Admission to the Certificate Program That May Be Counted to Completion of the Degree
There is no limit to the number of graduate courses that can be taken prior to admission to the certificate program, provided that all course work is completed within a four-year period.
Required Courses for the Teaching in Nursing Certificate
  • T615 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr.)
  • T617 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr.) 
  • T619 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr.) 
  • T670 Teaching in Nursing (3 cr)
  • T679 Nursing Education Practicum (3 cr.)
  • T800 Preparing Future Faculty (2 cr.)  Optional for Graduate M.S.N. and required for Ph.D. students.