Clinical Nurse Educator Certificate Program

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Health Leadership & Learning Network,
Faculty of Health

428 HNES Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Nurse Educator Certificate Program

The only one of its kind in Canada! A NEW Continuing Professional Education program offered exclusively by the Health Leadership and Learning Network, Faculty of Health, York University.

Why attend this program?
The Nurse Educator Certificate program is a training program that can help you
become a critical player in assuring quality educational experiences that prepare and
educate the nursing workforce for a diverse, ever-changing health care environment:

  • Be a leader who guides students through the learning process
  • Play a pivotal role in strengthening the nursing workforce in your organization
  • Serve as a role model and provide pivotal mentorship to implement evidence-based practice
  • Refresh your skills with the latest evidence-based knowledge
  • Advance your career and acquire new skills and competencies to take on the role of a Nurse Educator/mentor/preceptor/clinical course director

This program will cover designing, implementing, evaluating and revising academic and continuing education programs for nurses

"I was respected and valued as a participant and education was provided in a safe, collaborative and enjoyable setting. The program opened my eyes to the possibilities of and has set the seed for ongoing life learning. Prof. Bradley cares about us - sets us up for success through her openness, vast knowledge and by challenging us to keep looking & growing. The possibilities are endless." - Pat Larkin, Staff Development Coordinator, IERHA

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to teaching and learning
Module 2: Teaching
Module 3: Curriculum development with Assessment and Evaluation; Teaching strategies
Module 4: Evidence informed nursing education

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Academic nurse educators
  • Nurse Educator/mentor/preceptor/clinical course directors in hospitals, long term care, front line community service providers, home care agencies, and other service providers
  • New to the role and upgrading skills/refreshing skills
  • Nurses looking to take on a new role in their career plan

What will you learn?

  • Acquire a solid repertoire of teaching methods
  • Acquire a reliable and proven repertoire of methods for evaluation
  • Learn skills and competencies to teach effectively – test these skills and competencies
  • Learn skills and competencies to create learning environments that support success
  • Remain part of a network of Nurse Educators

"This course was excellent. It opened my eyes to the possibilities in education and how to improve my teaching skills. Pat was amazing. I cannot say enough positive things about her. She is an inspiration." – Anonymous, April 2013 Session

Pat Bradley, PhD, MScN, MEd
Pat Bradley is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at York University. She has a certificate in nursing education from the National League for Nursing in the United States, and has held a variety of leadership and academic positions in Canada and the U.S., including director of education, practice, and research at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California. Her program of research focuses on internationally educated nurses, competency assessment, and innovative curriculum design and delivery. Dr. Bradley is an expert in “Civility in the Clinical Workplace” and her peer-reviewed research in this area has been presented nationally and internationally – her research and teaching in this area has focused on creating collaborative and respectful practice and learning environments.

Dr. Bradley has won numerous teaching awards including the Teaching Innovation Award from the Council of Ontario Universities Programs in Nursing (COUPN) in 2011"

Let us help you with affordability - Payment plans are available for this course!

Registration FORM


On-Campus Program Session

 In Session

8-day (4 module) program

8:30am - 4:30pm each day listed

March    20 & 21

April      10 & 11

May       14 & 15

June      12 & 13, 2014


Location: York University Keele Campus, Toronto, ON

On-Campus Program Price: $1700.00 plus 13% HST taxes for each individual.

Let us help you with affordability - Payment plans are available for this course!


Submit your registration form by

Fax: (416) 736 5078 


Mail: Health Leadership & Learning Network , Room 428  - HNES Building
York University, Keele Campus

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3


Possible Online Program coming Fall 2014

Leave your contact information HERE  and we will update you as soon as session dates are available.

4 module program,  8 days synchronous online with instructor for 2 hours on the days listed-  Plus 32 hours on-demand, online

New Dates coming soon

On-line Program Price: $2450.00 plus applicable taxes for each individual

Online Course requirements: Access to a computer with high speed internet service and a telephone (no cell phones)



Nurses taking the Nurse
Educator Certificate program may
be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Education Initiative offered through the RNAO. You do NOT have to be an RNAO member to apply for the funding. Please visit the RNAO website, Education Funding, for more details



Accommodation Information:

Schulich Executive Residence on Campus


$149.00 + HST per night (includes breakfast) (Price subject to change)

• The Executive Learning Centre features:
• 60 executive style guest rooms on 12 floors each with a queen size bed
• Complimentary high speed internet access
• In room coffee/tea maker
• Wheelchair accessible

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