Qualified nursing educators, like Tom Johnston, are needed.

Certificate in Nursing Education (CNE)

Degree Type:
Graduate Certificate
Mode of Study:

Advance your nursing career and transition to educator roles in health care organizations and undergraduate nursing schools. Methodist University’s Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education online program explores topics like education theory, assessment, and curriculum development. A BSN is required for admission.


This program fulfills teaching and learning requirements for nursing faculty in North Carolina as regulated by the NCBON. The Graduate Nursing Education Certificate does not require CCNE accreditation.

Common Career Paths

Nursing programs across the country need qualified instructors to educate new nurses and keep up with industry demand. This graduate certificate will allow you to step into these essential academic roles.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

Salary varies widely by position, but according to BLS and Payscale.com, these are typical salaries for four career paths for nurse educators

  • Training and development manager: $115,640 per year
  • Nurse educator: $78,014 per year
  • Nursing instructor or teacher, postsecondary: $75,470 per year
  • Staff development coordinator: $60,500

Average Tuition Cost

Tuition cost for the MU Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program is $545 per credit, for a total of $6,540 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Learn More on Our MU Online Microsite

Visit our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education page on our MU Online microsite for detailed information about the program, careers, tuition and aid, faculty information, and so much more!

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