Doctor of Education with a major in Nursing Education (online)

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Doctoral
Total Credit Hours 60

Program Description

UWG's online EdD in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurse educators for the 21st century. The 100% online program will enable students to earn a doctorate degree that will prepare them to train future nurses, helping address a critical shortage in the state, region, and nation. This is one of only a few such programs in the nation!

The program includes a total of 60 semester hours including 12 dissertation credit hours. Through structured activities and facilitator-guided dialogue, learners will gain an understanding of the doctoral program goals, structure, and culture. Students will develop strategies for successfully engaging in doctoral learning and building an effective doctoral community. Classroom instruction will be delivered through asynchronous communication. Communication between the professor and students will be promoted within the university's course management system. Objectives: The major objectives of this doctoral program are to: Demonstrate advanced nurse educator competencies to enact increasingly complex faculty and leadership roles. Facilitate curriculum design, development of courses, and evaluation of program and learner outcomes using evidence-based strategies. Function as a change agent, innovator, and leader with the continuous pursuit of quality improvement in the nurse educator role. Advance the scholarship of nursing education. Conduct, evaluate, and synthesize theoretically guided research to further pedagogical knowledge in nursing education.

Admissions Information

Completed UWG graduate application for admission.

Earned Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited institution.

G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from your graduate nursing program.

Official transcript from each college or university attended.

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional and academic abilities.

Sample of academic writing limited to 5 pages (An academic paper presented in a previous graduate course that demonstrates knowledge of an area, powers of organization, command of language, and communication skills.)

Current unencumbered RN license in the state in which the student will practice.

Professional curriculum vitae.

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Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges