PhD in Nursing


Earn your online PhD in Nursing and make a bigger impact on both your patients and the profession.

Earn your online PhD in Nursing and make a bigger impact on both your patients and the profession.

Next Start Dates

  • Course Based

    Courses with a set schedule

    February 27, 2023

Transfer Credits

Up to 40 Credits

1National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Based on the most recent year of completions survey data available, using CIP code family 51.38 “Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, and Clinical Nursing” for Doctoral degrees (Award level 17). Available at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data. (Retrieved January 2021; may consist of or include provisional release data.)

2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Postsecondary Teachers, Job Outlook (Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary; SOC code 25-1072). Retrieved September 2021. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

3American Nurse, Trending Jobs | Nurse Scientist.

4Source: O*Net Online. Summary Report for SOC Code 11-1011 Chief Executives. Sample of reported job titles include Chief Nursing Officer. Retrieved February 2021.

55Source: O*Net Online. Summary Report for SOC Code 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers. Sample of reported job titles include Clinical Director, Nursing Manager, Nursing Director. Retrieved February 2021.

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.

Note on licensure:
The PhD in Nursing is not a licensure program and will not prepare students as nurse practitioners.