Doctor in Health Care Education & Leadership

Dean of Nursing & Director of
Doctor in Health Care Education & Leadership

Aubray Orduña, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.
PH 402.552.6118 TF 800.647.5500 orduna@clarksoncollege.edu

Director of Graduate Nursing &
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Patricia Coyle-Rogers, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.-B.C.
PH 402.552.3310 TF 800.647.5500 coylerogers@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

Graduates of the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership (Ed.D.) program will have expanded knowledge and expertise required to provide health care leadership in both academic and administrative roles. Graduates will demonstrate excellence in interdisciplinary communication, translational research and problem solving while providing quality health sciences education. The major coursework will supply a foundation in outcomes assessment, leaner development, transformational leadership and brain-linked research, which strengthens their ability to implement innovative educational approaches. Graduates will have the skill set needed to assess, design, implement and evaluate a process or program utilizing change theory, conflict management and adult educational principles.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership program requirements, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Create educational leadership strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  2. Engage in interdisciplinary communication, analysis and problem solving that reflects evidence based practice.
  3. Implement assessment and evaluation strategies using information technology to improve learning, productivity and professional practice.
  4. Synthesizes knowledge of educational and leadership theory, management skills, leadership strategies and data to transform organizations and educational institutions.
  5. Integrates ethical, legal and professional principles into decision making in the educational leadership setting.

Prerequisites

Students entering the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership program must have a minimum of three graduate statistics credit hours and three graduate research credit hours. Students must also have a minimum of 500 clinical hours from a master’s degree.

Program requires Health and Safety – View Health and Safety Information

Admission Criteria

The following are required for admission to the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership program:

  • M.S.N., M.S. or higher from an accredited institution
  • One year minimum work experience, preferably in a health care field
  • Health and safety
  • GPA of 3.0 (cumulative Master’s or higher)
  • Official TOEFEL score (Minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFEL Internet-based test, minimum of 250 total score computer-based TOEFEL or minimum of 600 total score on the paper-based TOEFEL required
  • Transcripts from graduate coursework
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Sample of formal scholarly paper (thesis, project or paper)
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals
  • Essay (500 word statement of educational goals to include evidence of active involvement in health care with potential dissertation topic)
  • Completed application and related fees
  • Interview (face-to-face or via video conferencing)

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required courses for Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership Program

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Core Requirement Courses (17 semester hours) Semester Hours
EDD 910 Applied Research 3
EDD 915 ◊ Outcomes of Health Care in a Global Society 3
EDD 920 Doctoral Seminar I 1
EDD 935 Advanced Health Care Policy, Law and Advocacy 2
EDD 930 Organizational Systems 3
EDD 921 Doctoral Seminar II 2
EDD 922 Doctoral Seminar III 2
EDD 923 Doctoral Seminar IV 1
    Total 17
Major Courses (28 semester hours) Semester Hours
EDD 962 Learning Theories 3
EDD 960 Trends and Issues in Health Care Education 3
EDD 964 Assessment of Health Care Educational Programs and Organizational Outcomes 3
EDD 966 Curriculum and Program Development 3
EDD 946 ◊ Health Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship 4
EDD 968 Managing Organizational Conflict 3
EDD 970 Transformational Leadership 3
EDD 972 Assessment of Instructional Technology and Distance Education 3
DNP 974 ◊ Dissertation I 1
DNP 975 Dissertation II 1
DNP 976 Dissertation III 1
    Total 28

Curriculum plan of required courses for Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership Program

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
EDD 910 Applied Research 3
EDD 935 Advanced Health Care Policy, Law and Advocacy 2
EDD 920 Doctoral Seminar I 1
    Total 6
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDD 962 Learning Theories 3
EDD 915 ◊ Outcomes of Health Care in a Global Society 3
    Total 6
Third Semester Semester Hours
EDD 960 Trends and Issues in Health Care Education 3
EDD 930 Organizational Systems 3
    Total 6

Second Year

First Semester Semester Hours
EDD 946 ◊ Health Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship 4
EDD 921 Doctoral Seminar II 2
    Total 6
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDD 968 Managing Organizational Conflict 3
EDD 966 Curriculum and Program Development 3
EDD 974 ◊ Dissertation I 1
    Total 7
Third Semester Semester Hours
EDD 970 Transformational Leadership 3
EDD 964 Assessment of Healthcare Educational Programs and Organizational Outcomes 3
    Total 6

Third Year

First Semester Semester Hours
EDD 972 Assessment of Instructional Technology and Distance Education 3
EDD 922 Doctoral Seminar III 2
EDD 975 Dissertation II 1
    Total 6
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDD 923 Doctoral Seminar IV 1
EDD 976 Dissertation III 1
    Total 2

Total Semester Hours in Program 45