Teaching/Learning in Nursing and Health Sciences Certificate

Admission: Fall, spring and summer

The Teaching/Learning in Nursing and Health Sciences Certificate provides preparation for a career in education in a variety of contexts. The courses focus on theories and processes related to instructional design and delivery, learner assessment and evaluation, and curriculum design and development. In their capstone course, students apply and synthesize content in a practicum experience that is individualized to the student's needs, interests and career goals.

The certificate is ideal for anyone wishing to join a health sciences faculty or to become a staff educator, health educator or client/patient educator. It is also for experienced educators who are preparing for the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator certification examination. Students who wish to sit for the exam will also need a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and experience in the academic faculty role. Please see the NLN website for more information.

Application deadline for spring is November 15. Learn about applying →
Application deadlines for summer and fall are April 15 and July 15, respectively.

Required coursework

To receive the TLNHS certificate, students must complete four courses. The first three, didactic courses which are fully online, can be taken in any sequence. The capstone course, NUEL 513, is a teaching practicum which must be taken in the final semester. No transfer credit can be accepted toward the certificate.
COURSE NAME SEMESTER HOURS DESCRIPTION
Instructional Design and Delivery in Nursing and Health Sciences (NUEL 510) 3 Comprehensive introduction to teaching/learning theory, methods, and strategies for instruction and enhancement of learning in the classroom, in the clinic and online.
Curriculum Processes in Nursing and Health Sciences (NUEL 511) 3 Comprehensive introduction to processes relevant to the design and implementation of a curriculum, from foundational concepts through outcomes monitoring.
Evaluation and Assessment in Nursing and Health Sciences (NUEL 512) 3 Evaluation theory and strategies for evaluating student learning, courses and programs in multiple settings and contexts.
Teaching/Learning Synthesis in Nursing and Health Sciences (NUEL 513) 3 Synthesis and application of teaching/learning theories, methods and strategies for instructional design and delivery, learner/course/program evaluation and assessment, curricular processes in individualized settings and contexts.
12 TOTAL

Admissions and applying

Applicants to the Teaching/Learning in Nursing and Health Sciences Certificate program must have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75/4.00 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) hours. Some prior experience in teaching healthcare students, staff, clients/patients or consumers is preferred.

Apply for this certificate

For more information, contact:

Teresa J. Krassa, PhD, RN, CNE, Director of the TLNHS Certificate Program

625 S. Wright St., Ste. 201, (MC 313), Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-9584