In the face of a national nursing shortage, students are routinely turned away from many nursing schools for lack of qualified faculty. We need nurse-scholars who will contribute to the development of the field and advance healthcare through teaching, research and leadership. To address this need, the Ph.D. in Nursing is centered on research, providing courses in two concentrations: nursing education and healthcare outcomes.
The program will prepare you to advance knowledge of the discipline and contribute to the science of nursing. Through teaching, research and leadership, you will advance health through innovation and information while discussing and debating a broad range of theories.
The Ph.D. in Nursing program consists of 3 years of course work followed by the dissertation. Courses are offered in executive format one day a week. Students are admitted only in the fall semester and proceed through the program in cohorts. A seminar format is used for most nursing courses.