At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

1-2 semesters

Cost per unit


Base cost




*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Nursing Education

The Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate prepares nurses for teaching roles in various clinical and/or academic settings. Building on skills and knowledge obtained in a master’s of science in nursing (MSN program), this certificate signifies a nurse educator's readiness to train the next generation of nursing graduates.

The Nursing Education certificate covers foundational teaching and instruction theories. Coursework provides a framework for understanding role-development and leadership, curriculum development, the assessment of outcomes in health care, and the role of clinical practice in nurse education. Nurse educators learn to balance theory, research, and practice as they train new nurses to become empowered, effective members of the health care team.

APU offers additional post-master’s certificates and graduate nursing programs to help you meet your educational goals.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

School of Nursing Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, programs in the nursing school are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.
Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.