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Teaching in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing. The certificate (17 credit hours) requires completion of prescribed courses, 75 clock hours in advanced clinical practice, and a 150 clock hours teaching practicum. The academic certificate is for students with bachelors's or master’s degrees in Nursing, or who are 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 references. Students already admitted into the Indiana 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
  • T601 Advanced Nursing Education (4 cr.)
  • T604 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr.) 
  • T618 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr.) 
  • T620 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr.)
  • T680 Nursing Education Practicum (4 cr.)


Last updated Junel 2020