Nursing (Ph.D.) - Nursing Education

Nursing (Ph.D.) - Nursing Education

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. 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
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
Research Core Courses
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
NURS 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
NURS 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
NURS 837Grant Writing and Publication3
Choose three credit hours of the following3
Advanced Quantitative Methods of Nursing Research
Advanced Qualitative Methods of Nursing Research
Dissertation Core Courses 3
NURS 980Nursing Comprehensive Exam0
NURS 987Dissertation Planning 45
NURS 988Dissertation I 55
NURS 989Dissertation II 65
NURS 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours60
All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 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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