Nursing Educators Play Critical Role in Filling Industry Need
According to a report issued by the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, the shortage of nurse faculty to educate those who desire to enter the nursing profession is a critical factor that limits the nation’s ability to produce more nurses. *The nursing faculty shortage may increase further as it is projected the demand for nurses will continue to grow at a rate of about 16% through 2024 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. **NCU’s nursing education specialization was designed to meet this industry void. If you are a registered nurse who wants to expand your career in the health care field as an educator, this program specialization may be just what you are seeking. It will prepare you as an educational leader who participates and supports growth in nursing education. The specialization curriculum provides a strong foundation that promotes the development of scholarship, nursing topics research, and the leadership skills for a nursing educator. NCU’s doctoral professors mentor you one-to-one through the program as you develop the specialized knowledge necessary to prepare others to enter the nursing profession.
The NCU Difference
NCU's unique approach to graduate education is ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. Our education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. We use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. Throughout your academic journey, you will be mentored by professors who are experienced in your field of study. At NCU, you will never have to participate in group projects. You move forward at your pace, by setting your own studying schedule. In a class size of one, there’s no one to get in the way of your individual success. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in education, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“As a nurse, you should always continually learn. I started with an associates degree, then went on and got a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and a master’s degree in nursing. My parents both thought that I had the potential to get a doctorate. So I kept going. That took me awhile, but I got it done. I won't stop here. I will continue to grow and learn, and keep up with what's going on in my field.” — Terese Mary Longstein, Doctor of Education (2016)