PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Education Nursing Education specialization
A shortage of nursing faculty is a key reason U.S. nursing schools must turn away tens of thousands of qualified applicants each year. Capella's online doctoral Nursing Education program is designed to prepare master's-level nurses to meet this growing need and to advance the field of nursing through doctoral research. The National League for Nursing recognizes that this PhD in Nursing Education aligns with the Core Competencies for Nurse Educators©, using competencies that are integral to the Certified Nurse Educator® (CNE) exam. The curriculum includes such topics as advanced nursing theory and concepts, curriculum design and evaluation, teaching strategies, and classroom assessment.
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With your PhD in Nursing Education from Capella, you'll be prepared to facilitate learning, effectively use assessment and evaluation strategies, and participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes. Additionally, you will be able to function as a change agent and leader and pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Nursing Education include faculty member, dean or associate dean of nursing program, education analyst, director of nursing or educational consultant. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, health care system, hospital, educational consulting firm, and community health agency.