Nursing Education, EdS

Nursing Education Specialization

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be rapid growth in the nursing field through 2024. This could create an even greater demand for professional educators to prepare skilled nurses. If you want to make an impact as a nurse educator, but are not interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, consider Northcentral University’s Education Specialist degree program with a specialization in nursing education. You’ll have the opportunity to develop the same specialized knowledge that you’ll find in doctoral programs, without having to write a dissertation. This program is specially designed to immerse you into a learning environment that supports the development of unique skills that apply to educating nurses. To earn an Education Specialist degree with a specialization in nursing education, students are required to successfully complete 18-credit hours.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 months View Course Catalog
*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.

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.

Education Specialist Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.

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