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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate

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A post-master’s certificate in nursing education is available for nurses with an MSN degree who would like to develop their pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills.

All courses included in the certificate program carry regular academic credit from Widener University. Courses that are 700-level or above with an earned grade of B (3.0) or better may be applied toward the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree program if the student decides to apply for matriculation into the doctoral program. Completion of the courses in the certificate program does not guarantee admission into the doctoral program. Certificate students must meet the same criteria as other applicants for the PhD program.

In the event of limited enrollment in a course, matriculated doctoral students will have priority and take precedence over certificate students.


Registered nurses with a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program are eligible to apply for the post-master’s certificate in nursing education. To apply, the individual must complete an online application. An official transcript from the master’s program must be submitted to the Graduate Enrollment Management Office. An application is available online at www.widener.edu.


Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify for the certificate. To ensure quality of academic standards, a student who receives a grade less than C in a course will be dropped from the program and will not be allowed to enroll in any additional courses.


A post-master’s certificate in nursing education is awarded upon completion of the required 15 credits of coursework.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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