Doctorate in Nursing Education

Doctor of Education, Specialized in Nursing Education

With the growing demand for nurses across the U.S. and elsewhere, a shortage of nursing educators has resulted. NCU’s School of Education is pleased to offer an online Doctorate of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Nursing Education. NCU’s exemplary reputation for instructional quality provides a strong foundation for a doctoral experience that comprises opportunities to develop scholarship, conduct research and enhance leadership skills for nursing educators. This program prepares you as an educational leader who participates and supports growth in nursing education. NCU’s specialization in Nursing Education is designed to help you fill the growing gap for qualified nursing instructors. A master’s degree in nursing, or a master’s degree in a closely related field with a current RN license, is required for entrance into the program.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EDD 54 18 40 months View Course Catalog

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Education Learning Outcomes
  • Develop leadership skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Analyze educational theories and research supporting diverse instructional practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educating diverse groups.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices. Evaluate evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Evaluate evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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