There is an increasing demand for teachers who are capable of preparing nurses and consumers for a radically different and ever-changing health care environment. Alternative ways of meeting student and health care consumers' needs for. education besides face-to-face instruction are vital to the delivery of cost-effective nursing education and health care. Teachers in nursing who have clinical expertise are needed to educate diverse populations of learners who live, work, and play in a wide variety of settings.
This certificate program is designed as a post-baccalaureate option for nurses who teach in diverse settings. Nurses who want to work in staff development, patient/family education, academic nursing education, or in any setting where teaching and learning takes place, will find these courses helpful. Courses are offered with flexible scheduling and some on-line availability to make it easy to enroll if students are employed part or full-time.
The program provides an understanding of the processes of teaching and learning, the factors that influence teaching and learning in nursing, and the current and futuristic roles of teachers in nursing.
Teacher in Nursing Certificate Application
The goals of this program are to:
- Prepare individuals with knowledge, attitudes and skills in teaching diverse populations (individuals and groups) in a variety of settings,
- Prepare future teachers of nurses and health care consumers who know how to help others "learn how to learn" in a rapidly changing health care delivery environment, and
- Provide individuals with a foundation for role development in the area of nursing education.
Graduates of this certificate program will be expected to:
- Develop educational programs in response to the learning needs of health professionals and health care consumers,
- Assess, implement, and evaluate clinical and non-clinical educational offerings, and
- Collaborate with others in the development of programs that are responsive to the changing educational needs of the times.
The courses within this program are open to nurses who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing or with permission of the instructor. Program certificate requirements include completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work, 12 of which are specified courses taken at UAB in the School of Nursing, and a 3 credit hour elective course approved by the Coordinator of the Certificate Program. All course work for the Teaching in Nursing Certificate must be completed within 4 years.
- Students may enroll in individual courses without completing the entire certificate program.
- Individual courses may be taken for academic credit and utilized to meet elective course requirements in the graduate program of studies at UAB School of Nursing. Courses may transfer to other graduate programs, but this requires approval of the primary institution.
- To obtain the certificate in Teaching in Nursing the learner must complete 15 credit hours which includes 12 credits (4 courses) specified below, plus 3 credits (elective) approved by the Coordinator of the Certificate Program.
- Upon completion of the required courses, students must notify the Coordinator of the Certificate Program that they have successfully completed 15 credits towards a Certificate in Teacher in Nursing. Verification of the completion of the work will be done by the Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with the Coordinator of the Teacher in Nursing Certificate Program. The courses will be noted on the student's academic transcript and the UAB School of Nursing will award a certificate verifying completion of program requirements.
|Course Title (prerequisites or co-requisites)
||NTC 650Q Instructional Strategies for Teaching in Nursing
||NTC 652 Program and Curriculum Development in Nursing
||NTC 654Q Evaluation of Instruction in Nursing (on-line offering)
||NTC 683 Teaching Practicum in Nursing
||1-3 per term
(3 credits total)
||Elective (approved by Coordinator of Certificate Program)
Pete Tofani, LTC(R)
Director, Graduate Student Affairs