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.

For those who do not yet have a master's degree, APU offers an MSN in Nursing Education program.

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 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The master's degree in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Azusa Pacific University are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.