Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.)
We expect that the revised program will begin admitting students in fall 2020. Watch this site for updates!
The Ph.D. in Nursing prepares nurse scientists to develop methods to advance health, health care, and the nursing profession.
Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy program are expected to lead and promote innovative scholarly endeavors within and across disciplines and to assume leadership roles in the profession.
Areas of Research
When choosing a doctoral program, it is important to find a mentor who is an expert in the area you wish to research. This program provides research opportunities in a variety of areas, including:
- Self-management of acute and chronic disease across the lifespan
- Wellness in health, caregiver, occupational, and vulnerable populations within and across family systems
- Health-related care systems and outcomes
- Global and cultural health and wellness
- Emerging education, translational and research methodologies
- End-of-life/palliative care
Ph.D. or DNP?
Are you unsure of which nursing doctorate is the best choice?
Compare and contrast the Ph.D. and DNP programs