Our research-focused Ph.D. in Nursing program is designed for nursing professionals committed to shaping the future of healthcare as nurse researchers, educators, or policymakers.

Through multi-disciplinary projects with other doctoral students from various health disciplines, you can develop the skills to lead or collaborate with cross-functional healthcare teams and promote positive change. Choose from five focus areas of study to gain the advanced expertise required for a career in nursing research and scholarship that meets your interests.

This program is designed to help advance your career and support continuous improvements in nursing science, education, and practice. Whether you want to advance scientific knowledge in the field, educate the next generation of nursing professionals, or influence policy and practice in our increasingly complex healthcare environment, Walden’s Ph.D. in Nursing program can prepare you to make a difference in patients’ lives, in communities, and across the globe.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • "I'm much more confident in my abilities to take a leadership role in public health initiatives." - Melissa Thomas

  • Elements of Walden's Doctoral Nursing Programs

    Doctoral Nursing Comparison Chart Walden offers two doctoral degree programs designed to meet your career goals. 

    View the chart to help you determine which program is right for you.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Find out how you can fund your nursing degree with scholarships.

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