Walden’s PhD in Nursing program can help you prepare for career advancement and support continuous improvements in nursing science, education, and practice. With a research-focused doctoral degree, you can position yourself for a leadership role in an academic setting, public institution, private foundation, or think tank. Careers* that graduates may pursue include:

  • Nursing faculty
  • Nursing professor or assistant professor
  • Director of public or private research
  • Director of program development in a clinical setting
  • Head of Policy in a public institution or private think tank

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.


Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross

MSN Graduate / DNP Student
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.
Jaimee Kastler MSN Graduate / PhD in Nursing Student
Jaimee Kastler
James McDaniel MSN Graduate / DNP Student
James McDaniel
Luzviminda Miguel MSN Graduate / DNP Student
Luzviminda Miguel
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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