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Make an Impact With Our PhD in Nursing Leadership Specialization

You can gain the skills required to become a healthcare leader who can work effectively with diverse workforces and communities in a variety of political and economic settings. Through the Leadership focus area, you can build competencies in organizational change management, team building, mediation, collaboration, and systems thinking and planning. You can also develop the leadership and ethical capabilities required to advance public health goals as you gain the skills to motivate, inspire, and manage people through effective communication.

Grow as a Leader

Develop skills in systems thinking and organizational change that are critical to today’s evolving, complex healthcare environment.

Virtual Residencies

Our PhD program includes four residencies that can be attended virtually and are designed to help you reach your professional goals.

Doctoral Degree Coach™

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

BSN to PhD Path

With Walden’s online PhD in Nursing program, you can start your doctoral 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.

Reach Your Leadership Potential

Through the PhD in Nursing Leadership specialization, you’ll deepen your understanding of how to be an effective and ethical leader in today’s rapidly changing healthcare field. Prepare to positively impact health outcomes by building competencies in organizational change management, team building, mediation, collaboration, and systems thinking and planning.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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