The College of Nursing PhD program integrates science, theory, and research to educate the next generation of nurse scientists and leaders. Our students strive to advance nursing knowledge and translate research into practice that promotes the health and care of patients.
What makes our program distinguished?
Ranked in the top 15% of graduate nursing programs by U.S. News and World Report, this research-intensive program prepares doctoral students as scientists who generate knowledge to advance nursing. For maximum flexibility, the program is offered both full-time (9 credits) and part-time (6 credits) and structured so that the required doctoral nursing courses are offered only one day per week.
What students accomplish in the college’s traditional PhD program depends on their focus area, personal interests and long-term research and career preferences. Faculty mentors help PhD candidates define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research. These research and mentorship experiences prepare doctoral students for successful careers as academic or clinical scientists, as educators and for other opportunities in the rapidly evolving nursing professions.
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