Our research-focused PhD 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 PhD in Nursing program can prepare you to make a difference in patients’ lives, in communities, and across the globe.
Elements of Walden's Doctoral Nursing Programs Walden offers two doctoral degree programs designed to meet your career goals. View the chart to help determine which program is right for you.
In this research-focused doctoral program, you can:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
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Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*
More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*
I like the structure of the courses and the professors give feedback that both challenges and improves my skills.
What I learned in the classroom, I immediately applied to my work.
Walden afforded me the ability to work full time and attend school. The Walden staff was helpful, friendly, and walked me through using the computer as a tool to learn.