Post-Masters Certificate in Academic Nursing Education

The School of Nursing offers a post-master’s certificate in Academic Nursing Education (ANE). This certificate is built upon the student’s prior graduate course work and will assist those who are interested in pursuing careers as nursing faculty. The program is primarily online and takes three semesters to complete. Foundations of Academic Nursing Education (NURS 5200) is mandatory to be taken first as a prerequisite for the rest of the program. The Teaching Practicum (NURS 5250) is the final course and is required to be taken last. Upon successful completion of all five courses, a certificate in Academic Nursing Education will be awarded.

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Admission Requirements

Applications for the Summer 2019 semester (which begins in May) will be accepted until April 29, 2019.

Students admitted to the program will be required to meet the admission standards of both the UTC Graduate School and the School of Nursing. Persons wishing to obtain post-master’s certification in academic nursing education must hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

  1. To apply, applicants must apply to the Graduate School online. Click the button below and follow the instructions under the “Graduate Students” section.  Please ensure all transcripts and GRE or MAT scores are sent to and received by the Graduate School. 

    Apply to the Graduate School

  2. Applicants must also submit an online application to the School of Nursing.

    Apply to the School of Nursing


Program of Study

The program is a total of 15 credit hours:


NURS 5200 – Foundations of Academic Nursing Education (3 hours)
NURS 5220 – Teaching to Facilitate Learning in Academic Nursing Education (3 hours)


NURS 5240 - Outcome Measurement in Academic Nursing Education (3 hours)
NURS 5210 - Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3 hours)


NURS 5250 - Teaching Practicum (3 hours)


Based on 2018-19 rates for online students, the cost of the program for in-state students is estimated to be $3,523 for each of the first two semesters (6 credit hours) and $1,774 for the final semester (3 hours). The cost for out-of-state students will be $3,805 and $1,915, respectively.  Fees may increase; this is only an estimate. See the Bursar Office for the most recent fee schedules.

Questions?  Contact Us!

Please email us at or call (423) 425-4659 to reach the Coordinator of the program, Cherry Guinn, EdD, MSN, RN. Let us know how we can help you take the next step in your career as a nurse educator!