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Prepare Future Nurses With Our PhD Nursing Education Specialization

Nurse educators play a vital role in preparing a diverse nursing workforce to positively impact patient care. In our PhD nursing education specialization, you’ll learn to create curriculum and programs that foster vital skills such as collaboration, a team-based patient care approach, virtual health techniques, and the use of patient data in providing effective care. Explore how to incorporate technology to engage nursing students in creative ways as they gain and apply new nursing knowledge.

Prepare to Teach

Gain the knowledge required to create innovative, high-impact nursing curriculum that meets the critical learning needs of future nurses.

Engaging Curriculum

State-of-the-art learning technologies, interactive simulations, case studies, and robust media help bring classroom topics to life.

Doctoral Degree Coach™

Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. Keep track of where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished.

BSN Entry Point

Start your online PhD in Nursing journey whether you hold a BSN or an MSN degree.

PROGRAM SAVINGS

Receive up to a $5,000 Walden Care & Compassion Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 29, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Choose the Path That Is Right for You

Choose the BSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your bachelor’s in nursing degree.

Choose the MSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your master’s in nursing degree.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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PROGRAM SAVINGS

Receive up to a $5,000 Walden Care & Compassion Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 29, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

Get Started Now

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations (BSN-PhD): To be considered for this doctoral program track, you must have a current, active RN license, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school, and meet the general admission requirements.

Program Admission Considerations (MSN-PhD): To be considered for this doctoral program track, you must have a current, active RN license, a Master of Science in Nursing or higher from an accredited school, and meet the general admission requirements.

General Admission Requirements:Completed online application and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

Promote Excellence in Nursing Education

Prepare to research, design, implement, and evaluate educational programs for nurses, including formal academic programs that lead to a degree or certificate and more informal continuing education programs designed to meet individual learning needs. Gain the knowledge required to lead cutting-edge education programs through coursework focusing on distance education principles and the use of multimedia technology to facilitate learning.

Coursework in this PhD in Nursing education specialization is aligned to the National League of Nursing’s Core Competencies for Academic Nurse Educators.

Meet Your Academic Team

  • Nancy Moss

    Program Director

    With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Moss is a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner (FNP). With deep expertise in online learning, she has developed and implemented curricula for various nursing programs, including a university nurse-midwifery program and nurse-midwifery practices for rural communities.

  • Leslie Hussey

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Hussey served as a tenured faculty member at several universities, with a teaching and clinical focus on intensive care nursing. She has experience developing and implementing MSN-level practitioner and doctoral program curriculum. Her research interests include chronic disease and health literacy.

  • Joan Hahn

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Hahn’s body of research has led to the development of a health assessment tool for people with intellectual disabilities. She is known as a longtime proponent for addressing the gap in nursing education regarding people with intellectual and other disabilities.

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