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Nurse Educator Certificate

NE Certificate Admission Requirements

Students applying to the NE Certificate must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of the master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  • Graduate GPA of 3.0 higher.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse.

NE Certificate Admission Process

Students applying to the NE Certificate must complete/submit the following:

  • Submit two reference letters from professional colleagues or supervisors via email to
  • Submit copy of current RN license to the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing Graduate Program via email (

NE Certificate Curriculum

Students begin coursework in the spring semester and take 3 semesters to complete the requirements.  

Students must take the following courses:

Semester 1 (spring)

  • 736 The Education Process in Nursing (3 credits)

Semester 2 (fall)

  • 737 Nurse Educator Practice Advancement  (1 credit) (minimum 56 hours)
  • 748 Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in NE (3 credits)

Semester 3 (spring)

  • 738 Advanced Educator Practicum (4 credits) (minimum 224 hours)