Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Leadership (BSN to DNP)
University of Southern Mississippi

Program Details

Nurses interested in a professional research career can pursue a PhD in Nursing Leadership online from the University of Southern Mississippi. The program offers a leadership focus for contribution to the science, practice, and profession of nursing.

Students in this online nursing administration degree program learn how to use systematic research, inquiry methods, and theory development. Technology is utilized to facilitate scholarly engagement and dialogue among students and faculty. Graduates will be well equipped to combat health disparities, improve health outcomes, and identify issues and gaps in nursing knowledge.

Coursework examines subject areas including:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research design
  • Measurement in nursing science
  • Ethics in organizations and leadership
  • Theory development and evaluation in nursing science

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have graduated from an accredited bachelor's in nursing program and have an unencumbered RN license