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Nursing Education

Department of - Health & Behavior Studies

Contact Information

(212) 678-3120
(212) 678-8259
Professor Kathleen A. O’Connell

Program Description

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.  The newly revised curriculum for the Ed.D. in nursing education was designed by a group of nursing education experts.  It was approved by the State of New York in 2015 as an online offering.  The new program matriculated its first students for Fall 2016.

Degree Summary

Ed.D. in Nursing Education

Academic Certificate in Nursing Education

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please click the "Degrees" tab above

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please continue on to this program's "Degrees" section in this document

Degree Requirements

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Ed.D. in Nursing Education

The Doctor of Education in Nursing Education is designed for nurses with master’s degrees who want to become nurse educators in either academic or staff development settings.  Although all courses are online, the program fosters deep collaboration among students and faculty to maximize preparation for educator roles and to facilitate efficient progress through the program.  The program features a unique collaborative approach to dissertation design and development.

Outcomes of Program

  1. Integrate knowledge from nursing and higher education that supports the development of innovative teaching strategies that address diverse learning needs.
  2. Apply theories from nursing, higher education, and related disciplines as a foundation for enacting the nurse educator role in academic and health care settings.
  3. Demonstrate expertise as an advanced nurse educator that models the pursuit of lifelong learning and that reflects trends in nursing and higher education, inter-professional education, health care, and nursing practice.
  4. Pursue intellectual inquiry and scholarly endeavors individually and collaboratively to advance knowledge in nursing education.
  5. Serve as a scholar, leader, and advocate in nursing, nursing education, and higher education.

Degree Requirements

Nursing education courses have been designed to merge knowledge of the role of nursing faculty with the role nursing programs play in higher education. Courses will have a theoretical foundation, along with a research underpinning so that best practices in the didactic and clinical practice areas will be taught, used, and tested. Ed.D. students will learn how to actively engage their students in the learning process and how to be facilitators of learning, not just givers of knowledge. The program requires that students take a specific complement of courses in Nursing Education, Research Methods and Statistics, and Broad and Basic Courses and meet other requirements as outlined below.

 

Course Requirements

Nursing Education: All courses count for 3 credits; 30 credits are required.

HBSN 6000 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education

HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nursing Education

HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education

HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education

HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

HBSN 6045 Simulation in Nursing Education

HBSN 6310 Practicum I: The Nurse Educator Role

HBSN 6320 Practicum II: Leadership in Nursing Education

HBSN TBA Colloquium in Nursing Education

 

Research Methods:  12 credits are required.

HBSS 5040 Research Methods in Health and Behavior Studies

HBSN 5043 Advanced Research Methods: Literature Review and Critique

HBSN 6540 Dissertation Design and Development

HBSN 7500 Dissertation Seminar

 

Statistics: 6 credits are required

HUDM 4122 Probability and Statistical Inference

HUDM 5122 Applied Regression Analysis

           

Broad and Basic Courses  9 credits required

9 credits in outside electives chosen from the following areas:

            Adult Learning and Higher Education

            Cognitive studies

            Computer and technology

            Health education

            Diabetes education

 

            Total:  57 Credits

 

It is expected that students will transfer at least 33 credits from their master’s programs if those credits are determined to be acceptable by the Teachers College registrar and program faculty.

 

Other Requirements

The Ed.D. requires the completion of 90 credits of graduate study (including transfer credits), certification as a doctoral candidate, which involves taking a certification examination in person at the College, a dissertation proposal approved as a result of a proposal hearing, successful oral defense, and acceptance of a research-based doctoral dissertation.

Enrolled students will begin their doctoral student experience with a four-day in-person orientation to the program that will occur in the August prior to the beginning of the Fall semester.  All admitted students will be required to attend this orientation. During the orientation, students will be guided to plan their entire program of study and taught how to build their portfolios, which will be required for graduation. They will plan the types of experiences they most want to include in their courses and practica. They will be apprised of the courses where they will be required to find a suitable nursing education setting in which to complete some of the course objectives (e.g. Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education and Simulation in Nursing Education), and they will be instructed on the need to identify preceptors for Practicum I and Practicum II early in the program so that the credentials of the preceptors can be vetted, the preceptors can receive information about what will be required, and appropriate agreements can be executed. 


Academic Certificate in Nursing Education

The mission of the Academic Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and to improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally prepared nurses, who are currently working in or interested in nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation as nurse educators. There are currently 1,200 nursing faculty vacancies across the U.S., and this number is expected to climb sharply over the next few years as current faculty begin to retire. An Academic Certificate in Nursing Education prepares those seeking to extend or advance their teaching skills to improve nursing education generally.

 

Outcomes of Program

  1. Integrate knowledge from nursing and higher education that supports the development of innovative teaching strategies that address diverse learning needs.
  2. Apply theories from nursing, higher education, and related disciplines as a foundation for enacting the nurse educator role in academic and health care settings.
  3. Demonstrate expertise as an advanced nurse educator that models the pursuit of lifelong learning and that reflects trends in nursing and higher education, inter-professional education, health care, and nursing practice.

Courses

The program consists of five core courses designed to help nurses with doctorates to deploy their advanced clinical or research expertise to enhance the education of new nurses and advanced practitioners.  

  • HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education - 3 credits


The program can be completed in two years if students take one course per semester for five consecutive semesters. Classes are taken with current doctoral students in the Nursing Education Ed.D. program, assuring a high-quality program.  

Admission Requirements and Application Information

The following materials are required for the Academic Certificate Program in Nursing Education:

  1. Evidence of licensure as a registered nurse
  2. Official transcripts showing completion of a doctoral degree.  Doctoral degrees in nursing and health related fields are accepted.
  3. Resumé, showing evidence of clinical experience either through specialty master’s preparation or through clinical experience in nursing. Include a list of publications and presentations.
  4. The statement of purpose, which can be 2-3 pages in length, should describe
    1. your academic background and doctoral degree preparation
    2. your professional background and clinical expertise
    3. why you are a good fit for an online program
    4. why you are interested in nursing education,
    5. how your clinical experience will contribute to your success an educator


Application Information

In addition to the standard Teachers College admission requirements and materials, the following requirements and materials are required for the Ed.D. Program in Nursing Education.

1.  Applicants must be a registered nurses and must submit evidence of licensure

2.  Applicants must have a master's Degree, preferably in nursing, and transcripts related to this degree must be submitted.

3.  In the resume, applicants

     a. must show evidence of clinical experience either through specialty master's preparation or through clinical experience in nursing;

     b. should include a list of their professional publications and presentations.

4.  In the statement of purpose, which can be 5-6 pages in length, applicants should describe

     a.  their academic goals and plans for graduate school

     b.  their professional background and professional goals,

     c.  why they are interested in nursing education,

     d. how their clinical experience will contribute to success an educator,

     e. their experience with research and statistical methods,

     f. their current thoughts about the research in nursing education that they would like to pursue,

     g. why they are well suited to pursue a doctoral degree in an online program. 

5.  Applicants must submit an academic writing sample

This sample should also be uploaded with the online application.  It should be a 10-15 page academic writing sample that demonstrates scholarly thinking, writing skills, ability to do research, and ability to synthesize information.  Examples of appropriate writing samples include published scholarly papers, graduate theses, research papers, or literature reviews.  If your writing sample exceeds 10-15 pages, please select an excerpt but include the reference list for the entire paper.

6.  Names of professional references must also be submitted. References familiar with the applicants’ academic work are preferred.

7. Optional: Graduate Record Examination

Although the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, if you have taken this examination, you are welcome to submit your scores.  Admission decisions are not based on GRE scores, but the GRE can help with advisement.

Financial Aid

Please consult the Financial Aid website for information about need-based aid and loans.  The program has a limited number of merit-based partial scholarships. Those whose applications are submitted by the January deadline will be given priority consideration for scholarships. 

Faculty List

Faculty

Lecturers

Visiting Faculty

Adjunct

Full-Time Instructors

Instructors

Lecturer
Lecturer
Isabel Maitland Stewart Professor of Nursing Education
Instructor

For up to date information about course offerings including faculty information, please visit the online course schedule.

Course List

HBSN 5044 Advanced Research Methods: Literature Review and Critique

This online course builds on introductory research methods courses to enhance the students' abilities to design research, to interpret research findings, to critique research reports, and to write the review of literature for their dissertation proposals.  Issues affecting the design of research and interpretation of research findings in Nursing Education studies are the specific focus of the course. The literature review will be done in consultation with students’ dissertation advisors.

HBSN 6000 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education

This course introduces students to major theoretical perspectives on student learning and nursing education/practice/research and how this body of knowledge can be used to guide educational policies and practices in nursing education to promote student learning and development. 

HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

This course explores the essential structures, components, and factors of curriculum development pertaining to nursing education. Concentration will be on the curriculum development process.

HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nursing Education

This course explores associations of key aspects of learning development to educational interventions in higher education.  

HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education

This course examines innovations in education that support and promote a culture of active teaching and learning.  Use of technologies in nursing education will be a focus. Evidence-based teaching strategies will be identified for use in the classroom and clinical settings.

HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

This course examines evaluation methods in nursing within the classroom, laboratory, and clinical setting. Current issues, trends, and research related to educational testing instruments, alternatives to standardized evaluation methods, and outcome measurement in nursing education will be discussed. Students will develop reliable and valid evaluation measures for use in nursing education.

Prerequisites for HBSN 6044:  HBSN 6000 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education; HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education; HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education; HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education.

Corequisites: HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education.

HBSN 6045 Simulation in Nursing Education

This course explores the teaching strategy of role play, focusing specifically on simulation and its application for both classroom and clinical practice within nursing education. Evidence-based simulation strategies will be explored using active teaching strategies.

Prerequisites for HBSN 6045: HBSN 6000 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education; HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education; HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education; HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education; HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education; HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education.

HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education

This course investigates best practices in nursing education for planning and developing student-centered clinical activities. A preferred specialty area of nursing practice will be the focus for planning and developing these activities.

Prerequisites for HBSN 6053: HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education;  HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nursing Education; HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education. 

HBSN 6310 Practicum I: The Nurse Educator Role

In this course students will examine and implement the role of the nurse educator in higher education and/or health care organizations.

Prerequisites for HBSN 6310: HBSN 6000 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education; HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education; HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education; HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education; HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education; HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education; HBSN 6045 Simulation in Nursing Education.

HBSN 6320 Practicum II: Leadership in Nursing Education

In this course students will examine the role of the nurse educator in relation to broader perspectives of selected higher education and/or health care agencies. Further, students will implement aspects of the nurse educator role in selected academic units, institutions, and in the profession of nursing.

Prerequisites for HBSN 6320: HBSN 6000 Nursing Theory in Nursing Education; HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education; HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education; HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education; HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education; HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education; HBSN 6045 Simulation in Nursing Education; HBSN 6310 Practicum I

HBSN 6540 Seminar on dissertation design development

Permission required. Required of all doctoral candidates. Group critique of dissertation proposals; focus on beginning- to intermediate- level aspects of analysis of theory and research design. This course may be repeated as often as necessary until the student is ready for the departmental examination. Once HBSN 6540 is taken, continuous fall/spring enrollment in the course is required until the semester during which the departmental examination is held.

HBSN 6541 Advanced seminar on dissertation design development

Focus on advanced aspects of research design and method.

HBSN 6930 Independent study in nursing education
Permission required. Individual guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing education. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
HBSN 6940 Independent study in nursing research
Permission required. Allows student to contract with individual faculty member for research-related work in a defined area of study.
HBSN 7500 Dissertation seminar in nursing

Permission required. The departmental examination, involving presentation of dissertation proposal for faculty approval. This course is required of all certified doctoral candidates and may be taken only once.

HBSN 8900 Dissertation advisement in nursing
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation following completion of all course- work. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. See catalog on continuous registration requirements for Ed.D. degree.
HBSS 5040 Research methods in health and behavior studies I
Introduction to research, study designs, and data collection methods in research in health and behavior studies, including nursing, nutrition, and health educa-tion with emphasis on reading and understanding research literature.