Certificate After Graduate Education in Nursing (CAGE: Education)

Online Nursing Degree



This 9-credit or 15-credit graduate certificate provides participants with a foundation in the knowledge and skills required to teach in a nursing education program. Those who complete the program will be eligible to sit for the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) exam through the National League for Nursing.
Upon completion of the graduate certificate, all credits are transferable to the CUW MSN Nurse Educator track (dependent on a grade of B or higher in the course).



We are not accepting new students from Alabama, Alaska, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, South Dakota or Maryland. Additionally: Washington D.C. students are required to do clinicals in Virginia.

Area of Study Nursing
Next Start Date Start Anytime
9 - 15
Total Cost
$6,291 - $10,485
I found all of the classes and the program to be outstanding, and the support from Concordia was unlike anything I have ever seen in 26 years as an educator. I loved the program!
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Goals / Objectives

  • Analyze current and emerging technology in the education of adult learners.
  • Incorporate adult education experiences for diverse learners in all areas of nursing education.
  • Analyze current, emerging, and critical challenges and opportunities in nursing education.
  • Critique the mission, vision, core values, and goals for a nursing education program informed by the historical, theoretical, and scientific foundations of nursing education.
  • Apply varied approaches to assessing and evaluating learning in nursing education.

Career Outlook

  • Nurse Educator
  • Consultant
  • Researcher


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Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Core Courses (for Certificate)

Evaluations and Testing in Nursing (MSN 877) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Evaluations and Testing in Nursing describes concepts of measurement, evaluation, and testing in nursing education. Issues in test planning, writing, and assembling of items, and analysis of results are discussed. The course includes topics in the evaluation of critical think and performance in the assessment of clinical competencies. Ethical and legal issues involved in the evaluation process are discussed. The course is useful for teachers in any setting who are involved in evaluating students, nurses, or other health care professionals.
NEI – Role Transition for Nurse Educators (MSN 871) - Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course, the student is socialized into the nurse educator role. Theory includes background and current influences on the nurse educator role and the development of advanced nursing education knowledge as well as the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum.  The focus of the practicum experience is advancing the specialty area of nursing practice beyond the baccalaureate level and within the role as a member of the interdisciplinary practice team.
NEII – Instructional Design in Nursing Education: Classroom Teaching (MSN 872) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student-centered curriculum design development and related learning outcomes, learning experiences, and evaluation of learning for classroom education is the course focus.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education on Offical CUW Transcript

Core courses as above, and choice or two of the following

Foundations of Healthcare Informatics (MSN 860) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introductory survey of fundamentals of health information technology. Topics center on how information technology enables patient care, how information technology is used by  healthcare providers and caregivers, and it’s use to fuel modern health care organizations. This course provides an overview of health informatics with emphasis on the factors that helped create and sustain this new field, the key players involved, and the impact health information technology is having on the delivery of care in a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace. We explore a range of critical health care informatics topics, including: electronic health records, health information exchange, how health information technology impacts quality of care and patient safety, big data and predictive analytics, clinical decision support and knowledge management, regulatory issues, consumerism and technology, systems integration, and virtual health. The course also explores emerging and new uses of technology.
Genetics, Immunology, & Microbiology For Advanced Nursing Roles (BIO 850) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a review of the basic concepts in the structure and function of cells and how the breakdown of these functions lead to human disease. Students will learn how central genetics is to understanding human health and disease and will gain new insights into the role and interactions between microorganisms and the human immune system.
Health Care Policy and Issues (MSN 830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will explore and engage in a variety of healthcare issues facing advanced nursing practice. Students become involved at a personal and collaborative level in healthcare policy. In addition, students will analyze national and local nursing organizations and advocacy initiatives. Students will evaluate the pros and cons of public and private reimbursement policies. Additionally, students analyze healthcare quality and the influence of emerging technologies on healthcare outcomes. Ethical aspects of the United States and global healthcare will be addressed.
NEIII – Instructional Design in Nursing Education: Clinical Teaching (MSN 874) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Student-centered curriculum design development and related learning outcomes, learning experiences, and evaluation of learning for classroom education is the course focus.

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