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Nursing Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Nursing Education
In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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Nursing Education Began at Teachers College

Teachers College was the first academic setting to educate nurses. Nursing education began at Teachers College in 1899. The Nursing Education Program has a long and distinguished tradition of commitment to the education of nurses who have diverse roles in academic and community settings in the United States and abroad.

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of this program is to give students who are registered nurses with master's degrees in nursing doctoral-level education aimed at understanding and changing health behavior.
Teachers College was the first academic setting to educate nurses. Nursing education began at Teachers College in 1899. The Nursing Education Program has a long and distinguished tradition of commitment to the education of nurses who have diverse roles in academic and community settings in the United States and abroad. Current placement of the program within the Department of Health and Behavior Studies ensures education with an interdisciplinary approach to problems in nursing, health, and society.

This program is designed for:
  1. Nurse practitioners with master’s degrees who want to take the lead in developing innovative interventions for improving health behavior outcomes in primary care;
  2.  Nurse educators with master’s degrees who want to gain more expertise in all aspects of education, including gaining the research skills that all faculty of the 21st century will be expected to have; and (3) Clinical specialists with master’s degrees who want to improve their effectiveness in helping patients with chronic illness achieve maximal functioning.

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Degrees Offered

  • Degrees Offered

    Nursing Education- Professorial Role (NURS)
    Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)*

    *This program is currently not accepting applications for admission. For information about the program please call the Office of Admission at (212) 678-3710.