Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
New Mexico State University

Program Details

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 Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

New Mexico State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Essay/Writing Sample, Resume/CV, Occupational License

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • 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

Restricted States

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington