Post-Graduate Program in Nursing Education

Program at a Glance

  • Degree Program: Post-Graduate Only
  • Admit Terms: Fall, Spring, or Summer
  • Credit Requirement: 12
  • Enrollment Mode: 100% online

The Nursing Education Program is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to become a leader in nursing education. This program prepares the graduate to enter the dynamic and challenging arena of educating future nurses, nursing staff, and patients.

The program curriculum is offered in on-campus and online environments which allows students to manage their work schedules, but also provides time for in-class learning and networking with colleagues who will be future nurse leaders. A student who participates in the Cizik School of Nursing program can expect to be on-campus 1-2 days a week per semester. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon. 

The Curriculum

The core nursing education courses are designed to develop knowledge and skills in a specialized clinical area. This distinction separates UTHealth from most nursing education programs in that it provides students opportunities to teach undergraduate clinical nursing courses after graduation. 

Teaching-learning theories, behavioral theories, and nursing theories comprise the foundation of the education program. The curriculum focuses on assessment of student learning, curriculum design and instruction, teaching strategies, and evaluation. A special emphasis is placed on electronic communication and technology in education. 


Curriculum Plan

Course #Course TitleHours
Semester 1 - Fall
N6136 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Nursing  3
Semester 2 - Spring
N6137 Curriculum Development Evaluation 3
Semester 3 - Summer
N6730 Advanced Clinical Practice: Education Role Preceptorship 3
N6131 W Electronic Communication and Technology in Education 3

Career Opportunities for Nurse Educators

There are a variety of career trajectories for nurse educators such as:

  • Staff Development
  • Clinical Educator/Preceptor
  • Undergraduate Nursing faculty
  • Patient Educator

Track Coordinator

Carole L Mackavey, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Co-Director, MSN Program (Email)


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program, doctor of nursing practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at the Cizik School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (