A lack of qualified nursing faculty and other nurse educators is an important concern in health care. This human resource challenge is ultimately linked to the profession's capacity to provide the highest-quality patient care.
The GW SON and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) have formed a unique partnership to respond to this need through the development of a Nursing Education Certificate. This certificate was created to develop the teaching-related skills of post-master's nurse educators who are or will be engaged in educating and training in professional nursing and care delivery settings, including classrooms, clinics, simulation sites, laboratories and other learning environments. It admits for fall semester and can be completed in three semesters.
Upon completion of this path, nurse educators will be prepared to assess needs, design, develop, implement and evaluate educational interventions for a variety of health care settings and with a diversity of learners. Graduates of the Certificate in Nursing Education will also be eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator examination once they have met the eligibility requirements.