Nursing Education Graduate Certificate

The Nursing Education Graduate Certificate combines foundation courses in education with courses in the principles and practices of nursing education. It prepares students to work in nursing educational roles in academic and nonacademic settings. The certificate may be completed as a post-master’s certificate for nurses who already hold RN licensure and a graduate degree, or as a concurrent certificate while enrolled in the MSN, DNP, or PhD program. The program is offered as a part-time option and includes in-person practicum experiences with an expert preceptor. 

The certificate consists of 15 credit hours and may be completed on a full or part-time schedule.  6 credits of practicum time with an expert preceptor are included in the 15 credit hours.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in course work, with no more than 3 credits with a grade of C to earn the certificate.

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National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

On October 17, 2014, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) approved Virginia as a member state to participate in National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), and on September 8, 2016, George Mason University became an institutional participant in the NC-SARA initiative. With this membership, George Mason University programs are automatically available to students who reside in 49 participating states and U.S. territories that participate in NC-SARA. At present, only California has not yet joined the NC-SARA initiative. However, California law permits its students to enroll in out-of-state programs.  

Read more Mason's authorization to provide distance education from the university's page.