School of Nursing Graduate Level Programs

Nursing Education - Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education provides Registered Nurses with specific skills needed for the education and clinical supervision of students and staff in clinical settings. Coursework focuses on curriculum development and impementation, faculty and student roles, and the evaluation and supervision of nursing students. Graduates of this program may seek employment in schools of nursing at the LPN or diploma level, continuing education programs, and in organizational and leadership education programs in health care facilities. The program starts every Fall semester.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education have completed the educational requirements required to apply for the National League for Nursing’s Certification for Nurse Educators.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to the program must hold a valid, active license as an RN in the United States and a baccalaureate degree in Nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Application Instructions

  • Apply to the College of Graduate Studies
  • Submit official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Submit a completed School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Application; the application deadline is March 1 for the Fall semester.

All application materials must be submitted to

Admissions Processing
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Courses

National League for Nursing’s Certification for Nurse Educators