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PhD in Nursing

The Department of Graduate Nursing offers a PhD in Nursing degree option. The student may choose from the following specializations:

  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention in Underserved and Rural populations
  • Health Outcomes
  • Nursing Education

Course Delivery Methods

All emphases are available on a part time basis (the length of which is determined on an individual basis). Nursing courses are delivered face-to-face utilizing videoconferencing technology and also web-based instruction. Course schedule will include fall, spring and summer requirements.

Option 1: 60 credit PhD

for applicants with a Master's Degree in Nursing or related field

5 Year Curriculum Plan

Option 2: 90 credit PhD

for applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

5 Year Curriculum Plan