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.


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

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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

Restricted States

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