PhD Degree in Nursing Education (Capella University)

Individuals who want to be involved in the education of future nurses can increase their chances of being successful in their chosen field of expertise by enrolling in Capella University’s online PhD degree program specializing in Nursing Education. This program, conducted primarily through the internet, is designed to prepare master’s-level nurses to meet the demand for nursing educators, and help advance the field of nursing through their doctoral researches.

Capella’s online PhD – Nursing Education is recognized by the National League for Nursing because it aligns with the Core Competencies for Nurse Educators © and uses competencies relevant to the Certified Nurse Educator ® (CNE) exam. The program consists of 120 quarter credits of coursework and these are earned by completing the prescribed number of Core Courses, Specialization Courses and 12 Elective Courses. The focus of coursework are on topics such as advanced nursing theory and concepts; curriculum design and evaluation; teaching strategies; and classroom assessment. Graduates of this program are able to pursue advanced faculty or leadership positions in institutions that provide nursing education.

Tuition does not necessarily include the cost of books and other incidental expenses that may arise while completing the program. To help reduce the cost of education, Capella University has set in place various financial aid packages that are readily available to eligible students.

Capella University’s online PhD in Nursing Education is not designed to satisfy requirements for P-12 public school teachers or administrators.

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Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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RN license verification required. This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.

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