Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing / Nursing Education
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty’s 100% online Ph.D. in Nursing – Nursing Education develops nursing professionals into educators who can mentor the next generation of nurses. Courses in this degree will help students become confident, competent leaders in the nursing field with the skills and tools they need to build up innovative and effective members of the medical community. Through multi-disciplinary courses and mentorship from nursing professionals, students in the Ph.D. in Nursing – Nursing Education program will develop the skills they need to lead and collaborate with healthcare teams and create positive change. Students will develop ground-breaking original research and scholarship, apply a biblical worldview to the ethical decision-making and values of the nursing profession, become experts in critical health policy discussions, and model excellence in leadership in the nursing profession. This program is designed with nursing professionals with first-hand experience in mind and will further develop those skills and teach students how to pass on their expertise in an effective learning environment. Graduates of the online Ph.D. in Nursing – Nursing Education will be well-equipped for roles in nursing higher education and teaching, hospital administration, health policy advocacy, and nursing research science.


  • Official college transcripts showing successful completion of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree
  • ​3.0 or above GPA
  • Statement of Purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.