Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education
University of Northern Colorado

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing Education from the University of Northern Colorado is designed to extend content acquired at the baccalaureate or master's levels to emphasize knowledge development, education strategies, leadership, and research. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • ​Evidence-Based Teaching
  • ​Nursing Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation
  • ​Cognition and Instruction
  • ​Qualitative Research

​Graduates are prepared for nurse educator positions in academic settings and health care organizations.

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Northern Colorado is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires campus visits for a summer orientation, proposal hearing, dissertation defense, and oral comprehensive exams, and a three-day Nurse Educator Conference in Vail, Colorado
  • Must have BSN and MSN degrees from accredited nursing programs
  • Must have current RN licensure in the state where you practice and eligibility for Colorado RN licensure
  • Two years of teaching experience recommended