Advance your career. Lead as a nurse educator.

Nursing educators will play a pivotal role in the future of nursing. Our Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education takes an innovative approach in educating master’s prepared nurses for an academic role. Students address trends in healthcare education, and study theoretical and applied foundations of learning . Our evidence-based  curriculum includes three didactic courses (three credits each) delivered online and culminates in a 42-hour in-person teaching practicum. 

The certificate program provides rich intellectual resources through our affiliation with Mass General Brigham.

Program Information

The 10-credit Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education may be completed in one year (three semesters). 

The curriculum consists of:

Three online courses:

  • Semester 1: HE-712: Foundations of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
  • Semester 2: HE-713: Foundations of Educational Effectiveness (3 credits)
  • Semester 3: HE-715: Educational Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 credits)

A 42-hour integrated teaching practicum, NH-765, that focuses on:

  1. Direct care experiences in clinical settings.
  2. Experiential learning in academic nursing programs.

The integrated teaching practicum may be completed in Semester 3 (concurrent with HE- 715) or in a fourth Semester.



Tuition & Fees

Tuition Reduction

Financial Aid

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Grant-Funded Scholarships Available
Learners who receive scholarship funding will enroll in the course tuition-free and will receive funding for a certification prep textbook and CNEcl exam registration costs. Scholarship funding is based on availability and is not guaranteed. This scholarship is part of a larger effort to help expand nursing pipelines. Read more about the DOL grant.

Federal Loans
Please note that students must be enrolled at least halftime in order to be eligible to borrow Federal Loans.  Halftime status for graduate students is 5 credits in the fall and spring and 3 credits in the summer.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Federal loan not based on credit and awarded in compliance with federal regulation. Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 for every two semester loan period, given that federal criteria are met.  Additional information may be found on the Federal Student Aid website

GradPLUS Loan
Federal Loan that does have credit requirements. Students apply independently through the Direct Loan Program and may borrow up to their cost of attendance, which will be indicated on a student’s financial aid offer letter.  Additional information and application may be found on the Federal Student Aid website

Alternative Loans
These loans are private loans and are based on credit. Students apply independently with a lender and may borrow any amount of alternative loan up to the total cost of attendance.  


We welcome licensed RNs with a Master of Science (or higher) who seek to expand their nursing education training for this Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education. Email nursingeducation [at] (nursingeducation[at]mghihp[dot]edu) if you are interested.  Registration for the upcoming semester is currently open.  To register, please complete our online registration form.