Program Components

The proposed 51-credit program consists of five major components, listed below in the required sequence: 

Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education (each course is 3 credits; 9 credits total)
• NUR 800 Ethical/Legal, Political and Social Issues Affecting Higher Education
• NUR 801 Theories of Teaching and Learning in Adult and Higher Education
• NUR 802 Methods of Teaching and Evaluation

 Specialization in Nursing Education (each course is 3 credits; 9 credits total)
• NUR 803 Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Evaluation in Nursing
• NUR 804 Nursing Faculty Role in Higher Education
• NUR 805 Classroom, Clinical Teaching and Evaluation in Nursing Education

 Leadership in Nursing Education (each course is 3 credits; 9 credits total)
• NUR 806 Leadership Theories and Concepts
• NUR 807 Leadership in Nursing Education
• NUR 808 Doctoral Synthesis

 Science of Nursing Education Research (each course is 3 credits; 12 credits total)
• NUR 809 State of Science of Nursing Education Research
• NUR 810 Quantitative Methods in Nursing Education Research
• NUR 811 Qualitative Method in Nursing Education Research
• NUR 812 Statistical Analysis in Educational Research

 Dissertation Phase (each course is 3 credits; 9-12 credits total)
• NUR 813 Dissertation Seminar
• NUR 814 Dissertation Advisement I
• NUR 815 Dissertation Advisement II
• NUR 816 Dissertation Advisement III
• NUR 817 Ongoing Dissertation Advisement

This program has been licensed by the Connecticut Board of Regents and approved by NEASC.