Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Central Florida

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing from the University of Central Florida prepares students as research scientists for positions as nursing faculty members, leaders in the application of innovative technologies to nursing education and clinical care, executive leaders in health care systems, and scientists who contribute to the body of nursing knowledge through their research. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to: 

  • ​Conduct research to generate a body of knowledge and test theories that advance nursing science
  • Develop a program of scholarship that integrates research, teaching, leadership, and service to the profession
  • ​Contribute to interdisciplinary solutions that advance health care in a global society


  • MSN from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts Transcripts
  • Advanced Registered Practitioner of Nursing (ARPN) license
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Additional materials may be requested

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, US Territories, Tennessee