The online PhD in Nursing Science from Indiana University Online prepares students to become nurse scientists who conduct cutting-edge research in nursing education, health systems, and clinical science to enhance the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. Graduates of the program are expected to:
Synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as biological and behavioral sciences to investigate health phenomena
Utilize analytical and empirical methods to extend nursing knowledge and scholarship
Conduct and communicate independent research that advances the body of scientific knowledge
Defend the social significance of the extended knowledge base of nursing
Interpret nursing science within an inter-disciplinary context
Copy of your current registered nurse licensure (RN) in state of US residence
Current résumé or curriculum vitae
Complete the required statistics course
While the entire program is conducted online or via videoconferencing technology, there is an on-campus intensive session, usually held for a week or two at the start of each summer.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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