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PhD in Nursing

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Change lives through research, leadership and practice

Established in 2005, The Doctor of Philosophy 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.
  4. Provide leadership for scholarship and scholarly inquiry and research.