Doctor of Education Nurse Educator Track
As many reports show, our aging population will soon bring new challenges to our healthcare industry. To meet the growing demand for qualified nurses, nursing schools will need more faculty with a range of skills-- from nursing knowledge to curriculum development.
Starting in the Fall of 2011, NKU's Doctor of Education will offer a Nurse Educator Cohort designed specifically for those interested in teaching on the college level. The program will begin with the foundation course in educational theory and method. The learning associates in the Nurse Educator track will then have classes specific to the needs of an educator in Nursing.
We are excited about the launch of this innovative, community-based program. Ed.D. Nurse Educator track is ideal for expert nurses looking for careers in nursing education for academia, staff development, or patient education.
The Nurse Educator Track is imbedded in the Educational Leadership Program so learning associates study and work with other educators for real, systemic change in the educational environments of our region. To accomplish this, we are gathering together high performance leadership cohorts for individual study and job based applications for its members, who tackle real regional educational issues.
We are recruiting a limited number of nurses who possess the following characteristics:
- demonstrated leadership ability,
- academic rigor,
- critical and analytical thinking ability,
- intrinsic motivation,
- high standards for personal and professional performance,
- excellent time management and prioritization skills,
- communication skills,
- technology proficiency,
- collaborative skills,
- ability to motivate others,
- and a commitment to improving the quality of education for all members of the greater community.
One cohort of approximately 15 learning associates will be admitted each academic year.