Nursing Education Concentration, Higher Education Ed.D.
Graduate Studies

Nursing Education Concentration

This concentration equips nurses to become qualified faculty and academic leaders at the collegiate level who can teach in both the classroom and clinical settings. You must be a registered nurse (R.N.) and hold a Master of Science in Nursing to enroll in this concentration.

Learn more about Immaculata’s Division of Nursing.

Program Highlights

Hybrid Instructional Delivery

In a 14-week semester, doctoral students learn in an online hybrid model which blends the flexibility of synchronous online learning with the benefit of asynchronous real-time instruction. You will attend online face-to-face classes through web-conferencing every other week.

This 54-credit program is designed to be completed in four years. You will take six credits or two courses per semester sequentially.

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.


Specialty Courses for the Nursing Education Concentration: 15 Credits

  • 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 773 Advanced Scientific Inquiry in Nursing Education (3)
  • HED 820 Applied Field Experience in Nursing & Health Care (3)


You will complete a field experience in an area of nursing education, nursing education administration, or nursing education leadership focused on applications within higher education.

Discover Immaculata

Grounded in IHM tradition and charism since 1920.

Find out what an IU education can do for your mind, your character and your future.

Discover Immaculata