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The Nurse Educator subspecialty course work prepares nurses at the master’s level to teach nursing and patient care in a variety of settings. The Nurse Educator designs and implements educational programs for specific populations including patients, families, nursing students, technical students, and continuing education for nurses.

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Nurse Educator Course Overview

Advanced nursing didactic content is provided in five courses and provides the student with a strong base of knowledge about patient care at an advanced level. Practicum and residency courses offer extensive preparation for the teaching role. The Nurse Educator subspecialty courses can be completed in 4 semesters for the student who begins in the Summer or Fall semester.


Certification and Licensure


Once students successfully complete the course work, you will have received the didactic education requirements which will be noted on your transcript. Nurses are licensed by the states in which they practice and are subject to the rules and regulations of that state's practice act.

For more information:

Laura Steadman, EdD, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC

Subspecialty Course Coordinator
205.996.7670 |


The Master's Degree Program in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (