Program Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree program offered by New Mexico State University prepares students to assume leadership roles in academic and health care settings. The curriculum emphasizes teaching, research, and professional service activities​, covering subjects related to nursing scholarship in order to help students facilitate the development of new knowledge and nursing education. This program also explores topics such as holistic nursing as it relates to the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities that experience or have the risk for health disparities.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    New students start class in the summer of each year and are required to come to the main campus once a year for one week; attend a research conference, selected by faculty, once a year.

    • Three professional letters of recommendation
    • A letter of personal goals for graduate education
    • Completion of writing requirement
    • Resume identifying practice experience
    • Proof of licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories


    Residents of the following states may not be eligible to enroll in some DE programs with internships, clinicals, or practicums: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.

    School Overview

    New Mexico State University, a four-year, public, land-grant institution, was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. In 1889, the New Mexico territorial legislature authorized the creation of an agricultural college and experiment station and Las Cruces College became the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Due to rapid growth, in 1960 university status was awarded and the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. The school's mission is "to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service."

    Students have a variety of options academically at New Mexico State University. There are nine colleges in which students can find a program to interest them. The colleges include:

    • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Social Services
    • Honors College

    NMSU offers bachelor degree completion programs, master's and doctorate programs, and a number of certificate and licensure options online.


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