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- Program Type:
- Online Doctorate
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in nursing is designed to prepare you as a research scientist for positions as nursing faculty members, leaders in the application of innovative technologies to nursing education and clinical care, executive leaders in health care systems, and scientists who contribute to the body of nursing knowledge through their research.
The Nursing PhD program is delivered online with two multiple-day onsite intensives per year. The program requires a minimum of 60-credit hours beyond a master’s degree in nursing. This includes 36-credit hours of required courses that focus on foundation, knowledge development and research methods; 15 dissertation credit hours; and 9 credit hours of electives, allowing students to gain additional expertise in the area chosen for their dissertation. At least two of the three elective courses must be taken outside of the College of Nursing. The cohorts will be encouraged to attend research conferences together, along with faculty, to increase dialogue and socialization.
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