University of Central Florida

College of Nursing

Nursing Education



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurses and other health care professionals to teach in professional health care education programs, health care agencies and the community. The certificate program can be completed entirely online.


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted full accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs. UCF was one of the first in Florida to obtain CCNE accreditation of a D.N.P. program. The Florida Board of Nursing has approved the bachelor’s degree in nursing program. UCF College of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The AACN, the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, recognizes the B.S.N. degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice. Furthermore, all programs are accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+