Nurse Educators Programs

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The UA College of Education and the Capstone College of Nursing offer a Doctorate in Education (EdD) for Nurse Educators. This program is designed to prepare nurses for nursing faculty positions. Graduates are prepared to teach nursing in community or four-year colleges and universities in their area of expertise.

In this program, nurses who have an MSN degree enter the program to earn a Doctorate in Education (EdD) for Nurse Educators. Coursework for the program can be completed in three years of full-time study through a blended format of online courses and campus meetings around once a month each semester on Friday evenings and Saturdays.  At that point the student then completes a 12 credit hour dissertation project. The dissertation must be completed no later than seven years after first enrollment.

This unique program has the advantage of offering competitive tuition rates with no out of state costs. Distance Learning tuition rates can be found at the College of Continuing Studies.

The curriculum supports the competencies for nurse educators specified by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the Southern Regional Education Board Council on Collegiate Education in Nursing (SCCEN).

Note: This program is not intended to lead to educator certification. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

NOTE: This program requires a clinical¬†practicum and it is the student’s responsibility to identify a site with an appropriate clinical facilitator. Prior to the clinical immersion the student will start the process of obtaining a CCN Letter of Agreement (LOA) or a Clinical Affiliation Contract with the agency. No clinical practice will take place until the student has been notified by CCN of approval.

If you are not already a student, please be aware of our application deadline; July 14th.

For additional information on the Nurse Educator program please visit the College of Education Nurse Educator official webpage

For information about the program and assistance, please contact the Capstone College of Nursing Graduate Program.