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UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing offers a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education for working professional nurses and graduate nursing students to advance their careers and further their education. The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will enable the RN to obtain national nursing certification as a nurse educator. In addition, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will enable RNs to use this certification towards earning continuing education credits to meet the Hawaii State Board of Nursing continuing competency requirements for RN licensure renewal.

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education closely aligns with the MS in Nursing Education and Leadership Program for those who would like to continue their education.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

  • For RNs with one of the following:
    • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) or higher
    • an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field
    • currently enrolled graduate nursing students
  • Fall (August) Admission only
  • Part-time program

Fast Facts

  • The certificate courses will be offered in fall and spring semesters.
  • The part-time 15-credit certificate program is designed to be completed in two years (4 semesters).

Curriculum

The Nursing Education Certificate is a 15-credit curriculum. Below is a sample of the part-time course of study. Current students consult with the Nursing Education & Leadership Program Director to develop an individualized program of study.

Sample Part-Time Course of Study

Year 1
9 Credits
Fall
3 credits
NURS 732 Best Practice & Innovation in Teaching & Learning in Nursing Education (3)
Spring
6 credits
NURS 747 Curriculum Development & Assessment Strategies in Nursing Education (3)
NURS 662 Leadership Role Identity & Organizational/System Change Seminar (3)
Year 2
6 Credits
Fall
3 credits
NURS 749 Curriculum Evaluation & Accreditation in Nursing Education (3)
Spring
3 credits
NURS 748 Nursing Education & Leadership Capstone Practicum (3)

Total Number of Credits: 15 credits

Curriculum effective for students entering:  Fall 2024

Current students consult with the Nursing Education and Leadership Program Director for their individualized program of study.

Approved by committee: DON MCPD Committee on 2-28-22

Page updated: August 31, 2023

Contact

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Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH, MPH, MS, APRN
Graduate Chair, Nursing Education & Leadership Program Director & Professor

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 409
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-5329
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: merle@hawaii.edu

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Raymond Jarman, PhD
Associate Specialist, Master of Science and PhD Program Advisor

Contact for applicants and current students in the Master of Science and PhD programs.

Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-3519
Fax: (808) 956-5977

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