Nursing (Ph.D.) - Nursing Education

Nursing (Ph.D.) - Nursing Education

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Nursing Doctoral Core Courses
NURS 700Advanced Nursing Research 1,23
NURS 721Leadership, Policy and Ethics3
NURS 722Nursing Theory Development3
NURS 835Theories of Nursing3
Total Hours12
Nursing Education Core Courses
EDUC 703Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education3
NURS 764Learning Theories and Teaching Methods for Nurse Educators3
NURS 765Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation for Nurse Educators3
NURS 766Advanced Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educators3
NURS 784Assessment and Accreditation for Nursing Programs3
NURS 833Higher Educational Leadership3
Total Hours18
Research Courses
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
NURS 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
NURS 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
NURS 837Grant Writing and Publication3
NURS 915Advanced Quantitative Methods of Nursing Research3
or NURS 917 Advanced Qualitative Methods of Nursing Research
Total Hours15
Dissertation Core Courses 1
NURS 980Nursing Comprehensive Exam0
NURS 987Dissertation Planning 25
NURS 988Dissertation I 35
NURS 989Dissertation II 45
NURS 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours15
All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Successful publication of dissertation to the Jerry Falwell Library
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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