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Education - Nursing Education, Doctorate

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"The University of West Georgia's online EdD in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurse educators for the 21st century. The online program will enable students to earn a doctorate degree that will prepare them to train future nurses, helping address a critical shortage in the state, region and nation. This is one of only a few such programs in the nation!
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The program include a total of 60 semester hours including 15 dissertation credit hours. Through structured activities and facilitator-guided dialogue, learners will gain an understanding of the doctoral program goals, structure, and culture. 

Students will develop strategies for successfully engaging in doctoral learning and building an effective doctoral community. Classroom instruction will be delivered through asynchronous communication. Communication between the professor and students will be promoted within the university's course management system. 


The major objectives of this doctoral program are to:

  • Demonstrate advanced nurse educator competencies to enact increasingly complex faculty and leadership roles.
  • Facilitate curriculum design, development of courses, and evaluation of program and learner outcomes using evidence-based strategies.
  • Function as a change agent, innovator, and leader with the continuous pursuit of quality improvement in the nurse educator role.
  • Advance the scholarship of nursing education.
  • Conduct, evaluate, and synthesize theoretically guided research to further pedagogical knowledge in nursing education.


  • The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Ethics in Educational Leadership
  • School Leadership in a Pluralistic and Diverse Society
  • Leadership for Diversity in the 21st Century
  • Policy Analysis for School Improvement
  • Introduction to Distance Learning

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Guidelines for Admittance
  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Admissions Office.
  • Completed UWG graduate application for admission.
  • Earned Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited institution.
  • G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale graduate nursing program.
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional and academic abilities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16821 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • National

    16821 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • In-State

    10080 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 USD per semester and a duration of .
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