Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Post DNP to PhD)
University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing (Post DNP to PhD) degree program from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas enables professionals who have a DNP degree to expand their research skills. Students learn to:

  • ​Provide leadership in the advancement of nursing as an academic and practice discipline and in political processes that affect health care
  • ​Conduct original research that generates new knowledge
  • ​Develop, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches to teaching and learning


  • A DNP from accredited schools of nursing.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in your master’s degree program, and have a "B" or better in a graduate research and a graduate statistics course.
  • Current RN licensure in U.S. or country of residence.
  • Official transcripts from all university level education.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Current resume or vita.
  • Two samples of written work.

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Geographic Restrictions

The University does not currently provide fully online education in these states and territories. There are exceptions to the following states and territories on a program by program basis: California, Florida, Massachusetts, American Samoa, Commonwealth