Transformative Nursing Education Program, Minor

Graduate courses in education coupled with experiential learning is integral for preparing future nursing leaders in education. The aim of this program is to produce educators who enrich learning experiences for nursing students in an academic environment, or for those nurses working in healthcare systems.

Designed for nurses interested in teaching in an academic setting or in the care delivery environment as a professional development specialist, this program combines adult learning theory with a toolkit of teaching strategies and hands-on teaching opportunities.  Offered in an online learning environment, graduate nursing students complete three courses for this program. Alternatively, students who are mainly interested in academic teaching can pursue just two courses (NURS 6000 and NURS 6010) aimed at preparing exemplary teachers in the classroom and clinical settings. Students exclusively interested in teaching in the service environment (e.g., hospitals) can complete two courses (NURS 6000 and NURS 6020) in this focus area. All 3 courses must be completed in order to obtain the minor.


A total of 3 course units are required.

NURS 6000Principles and Practice of Transformative Nursing Education1
NURS 6010Teaching Nursing in an Academic Environment1
NURS 6020Teaching Professional Nurses in the Practice Environment1
Total Course Units3


Those who complete our Transformative Nursing Education program meet the educational requirements to take the NLN Nurse Educator certification exam, and the ANCC Nursing Professional Development Certification exam.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.