PhD in Nursing Education

PhD in Education, Specialized in Nursing Education

Strong growth is projected in the health care field due to several factors, including an aging population. The number of nursing jobs, in particular, is expected to increase significantly through 2024 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, and nurse educators can play a critical role in helping to keep up with the growing demand for skilled nurses.

If you want to pursue a career in the health care field as an educator, the specialization in nursing education may be just what you need. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for a doctoral experience that helps develop scholarship, conduct research and enhance the leadership skills you’ll need as a nursing educator. This online PhD program is designed to prepare nurse educators and leaders to participate in and support the growth in nursing education.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PhD-Ed 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop knowledge of educational theories, research, and diverse instructional practices.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Develop evidence-based solutions addressing current educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educating diverse groups.
  • Conduct educational research that contributes to the body of knowledge specific to a discipline.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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