Higher Education Ed.D., Nursing Education Concentration

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Sister Ann M. Heath, Ph.D.
Higher Education Program Director
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Sueann Robbins
Director Graduate Admission
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Program Overview

Be the educational leader needed for the future of nursing education. Immaculata University's doctoral program in higher education with a concentration in nursing education equips registered nurses to become qualified faculty who can also lead departments and schools of nursing to teach the next generation of nurses in both classroom and clinical settings.

In addition, graduates will fulfill the National League for Nursing (NLN) vision for nurse educators who have discipline-specific pedagogical knowledge and skills to evaluate and demonstrate links between educational outcomes and patient care quality.

Program Highlights

Hybrid Instructional Delivery

In a 14-week semester, faculty members teach in a blended format, which is half face-to-face and half online. You will attend face-to-face classes every other week.

This 60-credit program is designed to be completed in four years. You will take six credits or two courses per semester.

Study Higher Education and Specialize in Nursing Education

The foundational curriculum allows you to study all aspects of higher education. The specialty courses in nursing education cover various concerns related to the field of nursing, helping you develop knowledge and skills specific to this discipline.

Dissertation Research Support

You will focus your research on critical issues in nursing education. Your dissertation committee chair will be a highly qualified scholar-practitioner with a background in nursing or a related field.

Tuition and Costs

Please see the tuition and fees page for doctoral education courses and related fees.


View a list of required courses and course descriptions for the Ed.D. in Higher Education.

Specialty Courses for the Nursing Education Concentration: 15 credits

These courses replace the elective specialty courses in the general Higher Education Ed.D. program.

HED 770 Program Development & Evaluation in Nursing Education (3)
HED 771 Instructional Design & Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)
HED 772 Learning Theory & Practice for Classroom & Clinical Nursing Education (3)
HED 765 Advanced Topics in Nursing Education (3)
HED 773 Advanced Scientific Inquiry in Nursing & Health Care (3)



You will complete a practicum in an area of nursing education, nursing education administration, or nursing education leadership.

Admission Requirements

In addition to submitting the required materials for the general Higher Education Ed.D. program, you must be a registered nurse (R.N.) and hold an earned Master of Science in Nursing to be eligible to enroll in the concentration in nursing education.

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