Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Walden University

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing online degree program allows nurses to achieve a terminal degree and reach the top of their field. A PhD in Nursing allows students to make a difference for both their patients and the profession as a whole through original research and studies.

The program encourages nurses to find their voice and gain the confidence they need to turn their knowledge, experiences, and ideas into action. The curriculum prepares nurses to teach in academic settings or contribute new research to the nursing field. Coursework helps students learn how to become a catalyst for social change. Interdisciplinary coursework and engaging discussions with fellow students helps deepen understanding of the healthcare landscape.

Students in this online nursing program can choose from specializations including:

  • Bridge option for students with a DNP
  • Education
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Interdisciplinary Health
  • Leadership
  • Population health

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University 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)

Restricted States

Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin