Optional PhD Education Courses

To ensure that graduates from our PhD in Nursing program are prepared to assume the full faculty role upon graduation, including preparation for teaching and mentoring others, students are encouraged to take optional courses that specifically address the development of their teaching skills.

While two of these courses are taught in an intensive format, between semesters, the third course consists of a 60-hour teaching practicum.

Preparation for Nursing Education


  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • NUND 509
  • Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Evaluation
    • NUND 609

It is recommended that courses within this education track be integrated within the student's planned program of study within the first two years of the program.

The courses and teaching practicum must be completed before the student will be advanced to candidate status.

Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate clinical and didactic teaching during paid teaching assistantships are available.