Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Teaching in Nursing Certificate
Admission Offered Every Semester
  • Applications available online: Anytime
  • Enrollment Deadline: Application deadlines: Fall start - May 15th; Spring start - Oct 15th; Summer start - Feb 15th
Length of Program

Can be completed in as few as 12 months

Degree Awarded

Graduate Certificate

Distance Learning


Admission Requirements
  • BSN or MSN degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited school of nursing.
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent.
  • Active, unencumbered Indiana or Compact RN license.

Graduate Certificate Overview
The 17 credit hour graduate certificate in Teaching in Nursing is offered in an online format and consistent with the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Competencies. This program is designed for nurses seeking academic teaching positions and those whose clinical roles include teaching and professional development. 

This certificate program draws on the international and national reputations and expertise of the nursing pedagogical experts on the faculty and the history of excellence in nursing and distance education at Indiana University School of Nursing. IUSON holds two Center of Excellence designations from NLN in Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty (2017-2022) and in Advancing the Science of Nursing Education (2016-2021) and has an international reputation for developing and testing innovative pedagogies and delivering distance education courses to students and nurse educators throughout the world.

For nurses who already hold an MSN degree in another specialty area, completion of the Teaching in Nursing graduate certificate program fulfills the educational eligibility requirements for the NLN Certification for Nurse Educators program. After successfully completing the certificate, you will be eligible to sit for the CNE exam.

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