Doctor of Nursing Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)

DEGREE OFFERED

  • Ph.D. in Nursing Educational Leadership

CAMPUS OPTIONS

  • Kean Ocean Campus (Toms River, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:         NO FALL ADMISSION
Spring:    December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This Nursing Educational Leadership is a fifty-nine credit program of study for the preparation of nurses with expertise in the professorial role.  The program is comprised of twenty-one courses leading the graduate to be competent as a scholar, educator and clinician.  It is a four-year program plan of study geared to the three perspectives of the professorial role: expert researcher, academic leader and accomplished clinician (NLN, 2006). Core values support the respect for and implementation of a curriculum addressing care, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity and patient/client-centeredness. Both the didactic and clinical components of the program foster the integration of concepts sustaining nursing's context and environment, quality, safety, relationship­ centered care, interdisciplinary teamwork and the multidimensional development of the nursing educational leader (NLN, 2010, AACN 2006).

PROGRAM MISSION

Advancement of the standards of  nursing care to our region's diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations, across all states of health and settings through the implementation of advanced nursing educational leadership and practice in the professorial scholar and  agency educator roles.  The graduate will exhibit behaviors attesting to an advanced professional identity, expert nursing judgment and an active spirit of inquiry.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

At the end  of this  program, the graduate will be able  to:

1.  Integrate nursing and educational sciences in the safe and highest quality care of diverse, underserved and vulnerable across all states of health and settings.

2.  Originate research in the role of Principal Investigator.

3.  Generate innovative educational curricular and instructional designs.

4.  Organize systems of care serving as a clinical nursing expert.

5. Institute interdisciplinary leadership and communication initiatives within educational and related systems and agencies.

6.  Structure programs and project development on sound fiscal principles.

7. Display a professional commitment to ethical and legal principles.

8. Respond effectively to evolving research, educational and clinical technological developments.

9. Model excellence in personal and professional behaviors.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a AACN or NLNAC, Inc. program
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 in last degree obtained (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
    • Proof of valid RN license (applicants should obtain proof here: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov)
    • Three letters of recommendation attesting to professional and academic competence
    • Professional Resume/CV
    • Personal statement
    • Departmental interview may be required
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

    PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

    • Graduate level nursing research course

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    • 59 credits
    • Comprehensive Examination
    • Dissertation

     

    Year 1 – 20 credits

    NURS 6000 (Fall)

    Philosophy of Nursing Science

    3 credits

    NURS 6100 (Fall)

    Concept Analysis and Mapping

    3 credits
    NURS 6200 (Fall) History and Philosophy of Nursing Education 3 credits
    NURS 6210 (Spring) Nursing Curriculum Design 3 credits
    NURS 6220 (Spring) Educational Leadership Roles 3 credits
    NURS 6120 (Summer) Legal and Ethical Implications in Research, Education and Practice 2 credits
    NURS 6300 (Summer) Expertise in Clinical Practice of Diverse and Vulnerable Population 3 credits

    Year 2 - 21 CREDITS

    NURS 6110 (Fall)

    Quantitative Research

    3 credits

    PSY XXXX (Fall)

    Advanced Statistics I

    3 credits

    NURS 6115 (Spring)

    Qualitative Research

    3 credits

    PSY XXXX (Spring)

    Advanced Statistics II

    3 credits

    NURS XXXX (Summer)

    Elective

    3 credits
    NURS 6130 (Summer) Grant Writing and Fiscal Essentials 3 credits
    NURS 6310 (Summer) Safety, Quality, Outcomes, Evidence and Informatics 3 credits
         

     

    Year 3 – 12 CREDITS

    NURS 7200 (Fall)

    Curriculum Design and Outcomes Measurement

    3 credits

    NURS XXXX (Fall)

    Elective

    3 credits

    NURS 7210 (Spring)

    Academic Faculty Role

    3 credits

    NURS 7220 (Spring) Didactic and Clinical Nursing Education Practicum 3 credits

     

    Year 4 – 6 CREDITS

    NURS 8000

    Principal Investigator Initiative

    3 credits

    NURS 8500

    Principal Investigator Dissertation Colloquium

    3 credits

     

     

    TOTAL OF 59 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

     

    FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

    Please contact one of our
    Graduate Admissions Counselors

    Program coordinator

    DR. VIRGINA FITZSIMONS
    Kean Ocean Gateway Building
    T. 609-361-4798
    vfitzsim@kean.edu

     

    Updated 6/23/14