May 25, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 
ACE Catalog - Volume 40 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Education and Simulation Certificate

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Master’s Level Certificate

Certificate Description

The Certificate in Nursing Education and Simulation will prepare the nurse to model leadership in the role of nurse educator while executing quality improvement and change in on-ground and online academic settings, as well as in clinical education practice settings. The nurse educator will be prepared to design, implement, and evaluate teaching strategies appropriate to the learner, setting, and achievement of desired outcomes. The program will advance competencies in the use of technology, including simulation, to foster optimal learner outcomes.

Certificate Outcomes

  1. Synthesize knowledge and concepts from nursing and related disciplines as a foundation for advanced nurse educator roles.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate evidenced based teaching strategies appropriate to the learner, setting, and achievement of desired outcomes.
  3. Employ evidence-based curriculum, assessment, and evaluation strategies appropriate for diverse learners across a variety of settings.
  4. Integrate the use of technology, information systems, and simulation to support optimal learner outcomes and quality improvement in educational systems.
  5. Adapt and expand lifelong learning skills into broad areas of practice expertise across interdisciplinary healthcare settings, organizational systems, policy, and advocacy. 
  6. Integrate patient-centered and culturally responsive concepts into the design and delivery of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care in healthcare services regionally, nationally, and globally.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ACE Department of Nursing is to educate and inspire nursing students to become exceptional health care providers, educators, and leaders who use forward thinking, evidence-based innovation, and collaboration to transform health outcomes, organizations, and systems within a global society.


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.


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