Education Doctorate with an Emphasis in Nursing Education Courses
EDUC 815 Teaching and Learning Theories (3 credits)
Students will undertake in-depth exploration of teaching and learning theories. Course assignments provide opportunity to demonstrate understanding of theories and their application in practice.
NURS 820 – Leadership (2 credits)
This interdisciplinary course prepares students to function effectively in leadership roles in their respective fields. Application of leadership principles to a variety of situations will be analyzed. Students will explore means for leaders to collaborate and build consensus in addressing complex issues in healthcare.
NURS 822 - Health Systems Policy (2 credits)
Addresses means for healthcare professionals to become policy advocates for the betterment of patient care, their respective disciplines, and the healthcare system. Students will examine nuances of the American healthcare system in relation to public policy and finance. Students will explore local and regional internal and external policy and politics.
NURS 830 – The Professoriate (3 credits)
This course examines faculty life in healthcare higher education. Emphasis will be placed on variations of the faculty role based on mission and institution type. Dimensions of faculty rights and responsibilities in contemporary nursing education will be addressed. The course will delve into opportunities and challenges unique to the nursing professoriate.
EDUC 920 - Educational Administration (3 credits)
Administration of academic institutions and programs is the focus of this course. Principles of leadership, resource management, and fiscal and strategic planning are addressed. Students will delve into administrative roles from department chair through governing boards and building of collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents. Concepts will be addressed in light of contemporary political, economic, and social environmental influences.
NURS 925 - Research Methods II (3 credits)
Qualitative methods of research are the primary focus of the course. Principles of qualitative inquiry, including design, data collection, and analysis for the traditional qualitative approaches are addressed. Opportunities to explore more advanced quantitative designs are included.
Prerequisite: NURS 810 Research methods I (or equivalent graduate level quantitative research methods) and graduate level statistics
NURS 935 - Contemporary Issues and Diversity in Education (3 credits)
This course engages students in emerging and current issues in nursing education. Emphasis is placed on diversity and academic integrity within the context of higher education. Students will explore rights, responsibilities, and action plans related to current issues.
Elective (3 credits)
Electives are graduate level courses that contribute depth and breadth to students’ area of interest. Courses may be related to practice or education.
EDUC 940 - Legal Issues in Healthcare Education (3 credits)
Students will examine legal issues, statutes, and regulations within the context of healthcare education. The course will address a wide range of concepts that have potential legal ramifications related to administration, faculty, and students.
EDUC 945 - Writing for Grants and Publication (3 credits)
This course is designed to prepare students to develop manuscripts for publication, grant proposals, and abstracts for presentation. Experiences include seeking grants appropriate for students’ respective institutions and prospective publication venues for scholarly manuscripts. Grant project management will also be addressed.
EDUC 960 - Educational Practice Seminar (3 credits)
This highly interactive course engages students in evaluation of evidence based educational practice. Students will collaborate to examine current practice and explore contemporary strategies to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
EDUC 965 - Education Practicum (2 credits)
In this practice-based course, students will work with an educator or administrator in an educational setting. Students will participate in design, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities or programs.
EDUC 970 - Dissertation Literature Review (4 credits)
This course is designed to assist the student in selecting and narrowing a topic for the dissertation. Students will conduct an extensive review of research literature on a selected topic in healthcare education. Students will engage in comparative analysis of available research literature and derive conclusions for practice and recommendations for further study.
EDUC 980 - Research Proposal (3 credits)
This course prepares the student for identifying a problem statement, writing feasible research questions, reviewing the literature, and preparing the proposal. Students will be prepared to present the research proposal to applicable institutional review boards and to their respective dissertation committees upon completion of the course.
EDUC 982 - Doctoral Seminar I (1 credit)
The doctoral seminar is an interactive venue for information and support with other doctoral students engaged in the dissertation process. In this first of two doctoral seminars students exchange ideas and experiences regarding subject recruitment, data collection, and data analysis related to their specific research questions and designs. The seminar includes interaction with scholars who are experienced in students’ research designs and methods.
EDUC 984 - Doctoral Seminar II (1 credit)
The doctoral seminar is an interactive venue for information and support with other doctoral students engaged in the dissertation process. In this second of two doctoral seminars, students exchange ideas and experiences regarding data analysis, reporting of results, and strategies for completion related to their specific research questions and designs. The seminar includes interaction with scholars who are experienced in students’ research designs and methods.
EDUC 990 - Dissertation I (4 credits)
Students will work with their dissertation chair and committee on independent, scholarly research. Dissertation work will focus on IRB approval, subject recruitment, and data collection.
EDUC 995 – Dissertation II (4 credits)
Students will continue work with their dissertation chair and committee on independent, scholarly research. Dissertation work will focus on data analysis and interpretation of results.
EDUC 999 - Dissertation III (4 credits)
Students will continue work with their dissertation chair and committee on independent, scholarly research. Dissertation work will focus on reporting and dissemination of results and will culminate in writing the dissertation and successful presentation of the dissertation to the committee.
Graduate Course Catalog