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Doctor of Philosophy in Education


Nursing Education

Help empower nursing professionals to find success in their roles with an online PhD in Education, Nursing Education from Capella University. In this program you’ll learn to design and lead effective nursing education programs.

Your coursework and in-person learning experiences will help you become a change agent, ready to introduce fundamental, well-documented improvements to nursing education. And you’ll develop the capacity to lead continuous quality improvement as a nurse educator.

Core CNE skills

This program aligns with Core Competencies for Nurse Educators from the National League for Nursing, integral to the Certified Nurse Education exam.

Nursing education research

Advance knowledge in the field of nursing research with your dissertation work, focusing on nursing education research rather than clinical practice.

Become an influencer

Serve as a role model and guide for the next generation of nursing professionals with knowledge and expertise gained in this doctoral program.

Classes start March 8

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 6 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 3 Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation
  • 77 Coursework credits
  • 16 Maximum transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $10,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $10K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.