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Nurse Educator Certificates are for students who are looking to further their knowledge and skills for nursing education. The Nurse Educator Post Masters Certification is for students who are looking to obtain their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and who have earned their masters or graduate degree. Included with the post masters certification is a mandatory 585 clinical hour component for any nurse practitioner emphasis.

View the Major Information Guide for details on learning outcomes, curriculum and more.

Post Bachelor's Certificate in Nurse Educator

This nine (9) credit online certificate program is open to any nurse with a BSN degree or higher who wants further their knowledge and skills for nursing education.

Course # Course Title Credits Terms Offered
NSG 575 Curriculum Development 3 Fall B
NSG 576 Instructional Strategies 3 Spring B
NSG 577 Assessment & Evaluation 3 Summer A


Post Master's Certificate in Nurse Educator

Students seeking post Master's certification or DNP Degree in the program who already have a nursing graduate degree are evaluated on an individual basis.  Their plan of study is based on their academic credentials. A student must complete a minimum of 15 postgraduate credit hours at CSU Pueblo to be eligible for a post masters certification. Core courses must be completed to meet the mandates of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Advanced Nursing Practice. A total of 585 clinical hours must be documented for each nurse practitioner emphasis. The student’s plan is developed based on the academic course work already completed.
Courses are the same as the Post Bachelor's Certificate, plus the NSG 583 and NSG 583L (135 teaching practicum hours).

    Admissions Requirements

    Students can pursue the BSN Pathway of the Nurse Educator, Master of Science Online Program if the following criteria is met:

    • Nursing License: Applicants must have Colorado Nursing License in good standing.
    • Baccalaureate Degree: Students must have satisfatorily completed a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by a regional accreditation agency or equivalent.
    • Registered Nurse Hours: Prospective students must have completed 2,000 hours (1 year full-time) of experience as a Registered Nurse (AGACNP,
      AGACNP/FNP and PMHNP emphases only).
    • Grade Point Average: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to get accepted into the program.
    • Statistics Coursework: Students must have passed at least one undergraduate level statistics course with a grade of C or higher.
    • Background Check: Per Colorado Law, the University is required to run a background check on applicants.
    • Immunization Record: Applicants must provide latest record of vaccinations received 
    • CPR Certification: All students registered in graduate nursing programs are required to provide proof of being CPR Certified.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted from the following areas:
      • Professional or Academic
      • Clinical
      • Other
    • Letter of Intent: The letter must include brief history of self, reason for pursuing the degree, and plan of how the applicant will manage the program courseload.
    • Curriculum Viate: Candidates must submit a CV in the University-Approved template.
    • Drug Screen
    • Physical exam within the last 12 months


    1. More than two (2) years of practice experience
    2. One year or more of experience as a clinical adjunct instructor
    3. Residency in Southern Colorado
    4. Undergraduate degree from CSU-Pueblo


    How to Apply

    Applicants must complete the online application. The application requires official transcripts from all colleges which the student has attended. Once the application and transcripts have been received, students will receive an admission decision.

    Send official transcripts:

    Electronically at 
    By mail at Colorado State University-Pueblo
    Office of Admissions
    2200 Bonforte Boulevard
    Pueblo, CO, 81001

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