Walden University launches research-focused online doctorate programme in Nursing

In response to the increasing demand
forskilled healthcare personnel in Nigeria and across the world, leading online
learning platform, Walden University, has launched its new online Ph.D. in
Nursing programme for nursing professionals.

According to the university, the programme will help nurses directly impact their
practice as it is today as well as conduct cutting-edge research towards
improving patient care in the future.

The new programme joins Walden
University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) aimed at preparing dynamic
leaders for the nursing profession.

Students in the programme will
conduct original research that addresses increasingly complex healthcare
issues, contribute to scientific nursing knowledge and help advance the nursing
profession. Through multidisciplinary projects with other doctoral students
from various health disciplines, students will develop the skills to lead or
collaborate with diverse, cross-functional healthcare teams to promote positive
change. Students can also develop advanced expertise in a focus area of their
choice, such as Education, Healthcare Administration, Interdisciplinary Health,
Leadership or Public Health Policy.
Speaking on the programme, the
associate dean of Walden Uuniversity’s School of Nursing, Dr. Andrea Lindell,
said:“In today’s complex healthcare environment, increasing importance is being
placed on doctoral-level education to advance the science of nursing and the
quality of patient care. Through Walden’s Ph.D. in Nursing programme, students
can gain the credentials and interdisciplinary knowledge required to conduct
research at the highest levels in their field, educate future nurses and also
shape healthcare policies, systems and processes.”
Walden’s new research-focused
doctoral programme joins the practice-focused Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
programme, which is designed to meet thecritical demand for doctoral-level
nurses who can lead and mentor the next generation of nurses. The DNP programme
prepares nursing professionals to assume greater practice and leadership roles
in healthcare organizations, promote a more effective and efficient healthcare
system and evaluate and apply research that contributes to better patient
Through Walden’s offering
of both doctoral programmes, Nigerian nurses and their counterparts around
the world can now choose how they wish to play a key role in leading
advancements in hospitals, educational institutions, public policy
organizations, pharmaceutical companies and other health-related settings.
Walden’s portfolio of degree
programmes also includes the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programme
with specializations in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Leadership and Management,
Nursing Education and Nursing Informatics and the Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) Completion Programme.To help nursing and all other students
achieve their goal of advancing their education, Walden is offering millions of
dollars in grants, scholarships and tuition assistance when they start their
programme in 2014.

For more than 40 years,
Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their
academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their
communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from over 150 countries are
pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The
university provides students with an engaging educational experience that
connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the
flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a
global network of more than 75 campus-based and online universities in 30
countries, including Nigeria. Walden offers more than 80 degree programmes with
more than 370 specializations and concentrations.
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