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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

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Areas of Study  Admission Requirements

Change lives through research, leadership and practice

Established in 2005, The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing prepares nurse scientists to assume roles as healthcare researchers, faculty, and healthcare administrators with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention in underserved and rural populations. The Ph.D. program educates nurse scientists in academic, research, practice and policy roles to address healthcare issues in urban, rural, frontier and reservation areas.

Program Competencies

At the completion of the program, the graduate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Conduct original research relevant to the discipline of nursing.
  2. Integrate nurse scholar and scientist role components of research, teaching, mentoring and service to the profession.
  3. Contribute to the advancement and dissemination of nursing science.

Choose the options that works for you

There are two options, the 60-credit option for applicants with a master's degree in nursing or a related field and the 90-credit option for applicants with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Option 1: 60-credit Ph.D.

This option is for applicants with a master's degree in nursing or related field. To learn more about course requirements for the 60-credit Ph.D., see the curriculum plan:

60-credit curriculum plan

Option 2: 90-credit Ph.D.

This option is for applicants with a bachelor's degree in nursing. To learn more about course requirements for the 90-credit Ph.D. see the curriculum plan:

90-credit curriculum Plan

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