Health Systems Leadership Post-Master's Certificate Courses - Clinical Nurse Leader (12 credit hours)
NURS 6601 Role of the Nurse as Leader/Manager (2-0-2)
NURS 6602 Problem Solving in Health Systems Leadership (2-0-2)
NURS 6287 Clinical Nurse Leader Role Practicum II (0-5-1)
NURS 6387 Clinical Nurse Leader Role Practicum III (0-20-4)
Doctorate in Nursing Education
The Doctorate in Nursing Education program is designed to prepare nurse educators for the 21st century. The School of Nursing and the College of Education have collaborated to develop a joint curriculum taught by both School of Nursing faculty and College of Education faculty. Competencies will include the knowledge and skills in theoretical and analytic approaches to the discovery and application of knowledge in nursing education. The core competencies will reflect the Core competencies of Nurse Educators by the National League for Nursing (2005). No such programs exist in Georgia and only a few exist in the nation including Teachers College at Columbia University and University of Alabama.
The program will be offered 100 percent online and will include a total of 60 semester hours. A mandatory three-day, on-site orientation seminar will introduce learners to key components of the doctoral program. 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 primarily through asynchronous and synchronous communication. Communication between professor and students will be promoted within the university's course management system.
Ed.D Program Objectives
- 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.
Admission Requirements fo rthe Doctorate in Nursing Education
- 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 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).
- Completion of a graduate level statistics course with a grade of B or higher prior to enrollment.
- Current unencumbered RN license in the state in which the student will practice.
- Immunization form (must be submitted every semester).
- Professional curriculum vitae.
- GRE scores.
- The minimum expected score is composite score of 1000, with at least a 450 on the verbal section AND a 450 on the quantitative section. Submitted GRE scores cannot be more than 10 years old (from the application deadline date). Note: International students are also required to submit TOEFL scores.
Ed.D Nursing Curriculum
NURS 9001 Current Trends and Issues in Nursing Education 3/0/3
NURS 9002 Quantitative Research in Nursing 3/0/3
NURS 9003 Principles of Qualitative Inquiry: Design and Methods 3/0/3
NURS 9004 Teaching the Adult Learner 3/0/3
NURS 9005 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education 3/0/3
NURS 9006 Educational and Healthcare Policy Analysis 3/0/3
NURS 9007 Applied Statistical Methods in Nursing 3/0/3