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Education Doctorate with an Emphasis in Nursing and Health Professions Education

Be an innovator, be a leader, learn how to help others achieve their potential

If you're ready to take your nursing degree to the next level, Bryan College of Health Sciences is here to help you achieve your goals of becoming an innovator, leader and educator in the nursing profession.

Our leading edge program is one of few in the country and the only education doctorate (EdD) with an emphasis in nursing education in the region. Our flexible, affordable and manageable program allows you to earn your doctorate degree while maintaining the life you enjoy. Nurse Faculty Loan Program funding available for nurses! Ask us how you could be eligible for 85% loan forgiveness after completion of our program.

Why Bryan College of Health Sciences?

  • One of few schools in the nation providing emphasis in nursing
  • Prepare for a variety of leadership roles in education and practice
  • Create interprofessional teams and gain partnerships that will allow you to generate educated solutions to teach the next generation of nurses
  • Designed for working professionals who hold a masters degree in nursing or health profession. Curriculum varies if master's degree does not have emphasis in education 
  • 54-credit curriculum can be completed in four years
  • Distance program with synchronous video meetings in each course to provide real-time engagement with faculty and other students.
  • Continue to build relationships with classmates and faculty through 3 Zoom meetings per course throughout the program.
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) funding available for nurses! Learn More

*The goal of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is to alleviate the nursing shortage by contributing to the pool of qualified nurse educators. Up to 85% of tuition, fees and reasonable costs can be cancelled upon completion of an advanced degree with concentration in nursing education and four years of full-time or full-time equivalent teaching in a faculty role at an accredited nursing program. After completion of the degree, recipients have up to one year to find employment as faculty in order for the loan to be cancelled. Cancellation for the first three years of the loan is 20% and 25% for the fourth year, equaling 85% of the loan being cancelled. 

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Fall start: May 31
Spring start: October 15


Masters degree with major in nursing or health profession from an institution with accreditation

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in MSN program

Current, unencumbered license as a professional registered nurse (RN) or health professions if required by the state

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