Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration on Nursing Education. Students of the Nursing Education concentration should already be registered nurses, holding a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

The curriculum expands on the foundations of Nursing, while teaching the necessary concepts for providing nursing educators the proper resources for program instruction. The 69-credit-hour curriculum is comprised of advanced, subject-specific nursing education courses along with core education courses to develop scholarly nurses prepared to contribute a body of knowledge and professional practices in nursing education institutions or organizations.

  • The curriculum consists of key concepts in nursing education such as:
  • Theory Development for Nurse Educators
  • Theories of Education for Nursing Science
  • Instructional Designs and Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Evidence-Based Evaluation for Nursing Education
  • Tests and Measurements in Nursing Education
  • Health Care Policy
  • Higher Education Leadership in Nursing
  • Scholarship and Applied Research for Nurse Educators

Graduates of the program will be well-trained and educated to enter or excel in careers of medical education as well as ideal for students who wish to increase knowledge and skills as a current nurse educator.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited


    Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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