At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

1 year

Cost per unit


Base cost



BRN, CCNE, WSCUC (formerly WASC)

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.

Nursing Education

The Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate prepares nurses for teaching roles in various clinical and/or academic settings. Building on skills and knowledge obtained in a master’s of science in nursing (MSN program), this certificate signifies a nurse educator's readiness to train the next generation of nursing graduates.

The Nursing Education certificate covers foundational teaching and instruction theories. Coursework provides a framework for understanding role-development and leadership, curriculum development, the assessment of outcomes in health care, and the role of clinical practice in nurse education. Nurse educators learn to balance theory, research, and practice as they train new nurses to become empowered, effective members of the health care team.

For those who do not yet have a master's degree, APU offers an MSN in Nursing Education program.

APU offers additional post-master’s certificates and graduate nursing programs to help you meet your educational goals.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

School of Nursing Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, programs in the nursing school are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.