Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate

The need for quality nursing professionals has never been greater.

This certificate was designed to address that need, preparing teachers to develop the next generation of nurses.

It is currently offered primarily online.

The Certificate in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions certificate prepares nurses and health professionals for one of the most essential roles: teacher.

You will:

  • acquire essential knowledge and teaching skills, allowing you to work effectively with students, patients, or consumers in academic, clinical, or professional settings
  • apply knowledge and skills in a practicum individually tailored to your goals and interests. 

Courses are offered in classroom and online learning environments. 

After completing the Certificate in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions, you will be able to:

  • address the urgent educational needs in nursing and other health professions
  • teach in a range of settings, including traditional classrooms, online, or clinical learning environments
  • apply innovative teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience for a diverse range of students.

Course Listing

Core Courses:

  • NURS 787: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Health Professions (3 credits)
  • NURS 791: Instructional Strategies and Assessment of Learning in Nursing and Health Professions (3 credits)
  • NURS 792: Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions (3 credits)

Electives:

  • NRSG 793: Teaching and Managing in Online Learning Environments (3 credits)
  • NRSG 794: Introduction to the Nurse Faculty Role (3 credits)
  • NRSG 796: Introduction to Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting (3 credits)

Course Descriptions:

To view course descriptions for upcoming courses, search the course catalog.

 

Sample Plan of Study

This sequence of courses can be completed in a minimum of two semesters.

Two Semester Option:*

Semester 1 Semester 2
NURS 787: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Health Professions
(3 credits)
NURS 792: Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions
(3 credits)
NURS 791: Instructional Strategies and Assessment of Learning in Nursing and Health Professions
(3 credits)
Elective
(3 credits)

Three Semester Option:*

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
NURS 787: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Health Professions
(3 credits)
NURS 791: Instructional Strategies and Assessment of Learning in Nursing and Health Professions
(3 credits)
NURS 792: Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions
(3 credits)

The 3-credit elective can be taken in any of the three semesters or in a fourth semester.

*NURS 787 and NURS 791 are prerequisites for NURS 792.

Admission Requirements

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Deadlines:

  • fall enrollment: rolling admissions review begins Feb. 1
  • spring enrollment: rolling admissions review begins Sept. 1
  • summer enrollment: rolling admissions review begins Feb. 1

Qualifications:

Students applying to the Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate must have completed a degree in nursing or another health profession and hold a professional license and either:

  • provide proof of current enrollment in a nursing or health sciences master’s or doctoral program, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
    OR
  • have successfully completed a master’s or doctorate in nursing or another health profession from an accredited college or university.

Application Materials:

Material

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

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At least one (two preferred) recommendations. Recommendations must come from a mentor, teacher, employer, fellow student, or professional colleague who can speak knowledgeably about your potential to become a teacher/educator.

Complete this form to generate a request to a recommender you identify. For all Spring 2019 and later applicants, a form and letter will be required.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Essay. Please submit a concise essay (no more than 350 words) addressing the following: 

How will earning this certificate impact your care of the population you expect to serve after graduation?

Submit these materials via our Supplemental Documents Form.

(Alternatively, we accept submissions via email.)

Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your submission.

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.


Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.