The online PhD in Nursing prepares nurse professionals to design and undertake research contributing to the advancement of nursing science and healthy innovations. With this online degree, students are able to stay in the communities where they live and work, while preparing to take on influential roles in the nursing profession.
Nursing professionals learn how to conduct culturally sensitive research in order to guide evidence-based practice. Coursework examines ways to incorporate research outcomes into nursing and global health policies. Graduates will be skilled in creating innovative and creative strategies to improve health through nursing research, practice, and education.
Courses cover a range of topics, including:
- Healthcare informatics
- Philosophy of science
- Scholarship in nursing
- Qualitative research designs and methods
- Advanced multivariate statistics
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.2 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- The program requires a week-long summer orientation and returning student workshops on campus.
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a current license to practice professional nursing.