Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of North Dakota

Program Details

Graduates of the online PhD in Nursing program from the University of North Dakota will be well prepared to conduct original research to inform health policies and improve healthcare services, particularly in rural America. Students in the program are immersed into research in preparation of becoming nurse scientists.

The online nursing degree program includes coursework related to the health, populations, programs, and policies of rural America. Doctoral faculty provide one-on-one mentoring to students who share their nursing research interests. Students conduct original research as part of the program, disseminating new knowledge through publications and presentations, and obtaining grant funding to support their research.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of North Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Program includes annual on-campus intensive experiences
  • Must have a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing from a nationally accredited program or equivalent nursing preparation
  • Must have a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse