The College of Nursing offers entry into the PhD program for students holding a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. This option is designed to promote knowledge development for reflective, theory-based and research-guided nursing practice.
What makes our program distinguished?
Ranked in the top 15% of graduate nursing programs by U.S. News and World Report, this research-based curriculum prepares baccalaureate nurses early in their nursing career as scientists who generate knowledge to advance nursing. This research-intensive program is designed to product scientists more quickly than has been the tradition. Students in this option work closely with faculty mentors to define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research. Students become skilled researchers who use their grounding in the discipline of nursing to conduct inquiry that furthers clinical, policy, education, and healthcare delivery needs in a variety of settings. PhD in Nursing graduates are ready for careers in education, research, practice, and to assume leadership positions.
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