Ed.S. in Nursing Education



    08 Jan, 2024

    18 Months



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Ed.S. in Nursing Education

The Specialist in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to play a role in solving the need for qualified nurse educators to address the growing need for more RNs. The American College of Education Ed.S. in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum for those nurses who want to become educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses. This program is perfect for nurses who want to advance their knowledge in nursing education beyond a master’s degree without completing a dissertation. It’s also stackable, if you decide after completing the Ed.S. program that you would like to continue and complete an Ed.D. program with a dissertation. This means that you can apply your Ed.S. credits to the Ed.D. in Nursing Education and complete that program in just 37 credits.

Why ACE?

Quality You Expect

Our accredited programs are designed for working professionals who want a quality education. We’re committed to delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible online programs grounded in evidence-based content and relevant application.

Low Cost You Deserve

Because we’re 100% online, you only pay for the cost of delivering your education, not infrastructure like buildings or dorms. In fact, our affordability allows most of our students to graduate with no debt. We also offer over $2.5 million in scholarships and grants every year.

Flexibility You Need

Complete your coursework any time and anywhere there’s an internet connection. You’ll have access to academic resources 24/7, and highly responsive faculty and librarians. You decide how we fit into your life, not the other way around.


We believe in full transparency with our total cost of attendance. No hidden fees. No surprises along the way.

Total Cost Ed.S. in Nursing Education

Total Tuition

34 semester credits x $306 per credit



$100 Application Fee
$150 Conferral Fee
$1530 Technology and Library Fee
(34 Semester Credits X $45 per Credit)


Total Program Cost


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Program Details


Focus of Study

Start Dates

With flexible start dates, you can begin your program when it’s best for you.

08 Jan, 2024 Term

05 Jan, 2024

Application Due

05 Jan, 2024

Payment Due

08 Jan, 2024

Term Start

12 Jan, 2024

Unregister/Cancel Deadline

11 Feb, 2024

Term End

19 Feb, 2024 Term

08 Apr, 2024 Term

20 May, 2024 Term


Here are just some of the courses you’ll take when working towards this program. Visit the College Catalog to see all courses.


Capstone in Education Specialist

3 Semester Credits


Introduction to Advanced Studies

1 Semester Credits


Leadership as a Reflective Practice

1 Semester Credits


Leadership Seminar

1 Semester Credits


Influencing Forces in Nursing Education

3 Semester Credits


Multi-Dimensional Professorial Role in Nursing Education

3 Semester Credits


Transformational Teaching in Nursing Education

3 Semester Credits


Innovation in Nursing Education

3 Semester Credits


Fostering Clinical Judgement Through Curriculum and Evaluation

3 Semester Credits


Catalyst for Quality Improvement in Nursing Education

3 Semester Credits


Visionary Leadership for Nursing Education

3 Semester Credits


Applied Statistics

3 Semester Credits


Research Methods

3 Semester Credits


Scholarly Writing and Research Strategies

1 Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

ACE General Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

International Transcript Requirements

English as a Second Language Applicants

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