This NEED program satisfies the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) requirement that nursing faculty who teach in a program leading to initial licensure have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education.

Continuing Education for Nursing Instructors

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Developed by our own nursing faculty, Gaston College is the only N.C. Community College to offer this course through its workforce development/continuing education department. The NEED Certificate program is for current and potential nursing instructors in North Carolina. It should be completed prior to or within the first three years of employment.

Flexibility, Convenience and Affordability for Faculty Educators

You can increase your mastery of teaching skills with this online, 45-hour/12-week program that runs from January 31 through May 6. The fee for the program is $135 and includes tuition and a certificate verifying course completion and credits earned.

Meet NCBON Requirements

As specified by NCBON, this course gives you practical approaches for instructive and clinical teaching, accessible technology to support teaching, and discussion regarding effective uses of evaluation outcomes.

Apply Hours toward License Renewal

15 contact hours can be applied toward continuing competence requirements for renewing your license.

Major Topics in this Online Program include:

  • Nurse Leaders for the Future
  • New Trends & Perspectives for Nursing Education
  • The Future of Nursing
  • Topics in Nursing Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Constructing Learning Objectives to Attain Desired Outcomes
  • Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education
  • Achieving Critical Thinking Skills in Students
  • Learning Styles with Teaching Methods
  • Exam Construction
  • Classroom & Online Teaching
  • Simulation & Evaluation

With this online course, nursing educators gain knowledge including practical approaches for instructive and clinical teaching, accessible technology to support teaching, and discussion regarding effective uses of evaluation outcomes.

An associate or bachelor’s degree in Nursing is a pre-requisite for this course. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Gaston College Workforce Development Department
ConEd@gaston.edu
704.922.2244

NEED Certificate Program