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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
University of North Dakota is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- 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