Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Colorado Denver

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing from the University of Colorado Denver is designed to prepare students to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline. Graduates are equipped to conduct knowledge development, scholarly inquiry, and to be actively engaged in many roles including, but not limited to:

  • Researcher, Nurse Scientist
  • ​Nurse Educator
  • ​Clinician-Scholar
  • Administrator
  • ​Health Care Policy Analyst

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Colorado Denver is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students will travel to Denver once each semester (fall, spring and summer) while completing coursework, two to three times during their dissertation research, and to attend a one- or two-week intensive experience.