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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Nursing Education

Capella University



With the growing shortage of nursing faculty in the U.S., the online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Nursing Education degree form Capella University is an ideal program for any individual who is looking for a flexible option of developing the skills that are needed for obtaining a position within any nursing education program.

There are tens of thousands of qualified nursing school applicants who are turned away due to the lack of qualified nursing educators with an in-depth knowledge of:

  • Advanced nursing theory and concepts
  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Teaching strategies
  • Classroom assessment

This online PhD in Nursing Education works in conjunction with The National League for Nursing to align this program with the Core Competencies for Nursing Educators in order to develop the knowledge that is needed for sitting for the Certified Nurse Educator exam.

This is an ideal online nursing education program for those individuals who are looking to obtain and succeed in an advanced faculty or leadership position within a higher-education institution, which includes nurses currently working in health care delivery who want to share their knowledge of nursing.

During the course of this online nursing education program, students will participate in three one-week colloquia at specific stages that will provide them with the knowledge and insight and that will be valuable during their doctoral studies and beyond.

Graduates of this online nursing degree program will have the knowledge that is needed for meeting the expanding demand for individuals with a doctoral level understanding of nursing.

All applicants must have a Master's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from an international institution. Residency Requirements: As a doctoral learner you will attend residential colloquia in addition to your online courses. At specific milestones in your program, you will attend three colloquia, each one week in length.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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