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

Program Details

Nurses with a master’s degree can advance their career opportunities in the field of research with a PhD in Nursing Leadership. This online program focuses on leadership skills useful in contributing to nursing knowledge. 

Students learn how to appraise and apply leadership frameworks and philosophies to healthcare systems and academic institutions. Coursework examines ways to generate solutions for reducing health disparities and improvement of health outcomes. This nursing administration degree program incorporates technologies to allow for engagement and dialogue among students and faculty mentors.

The post-master’s degree program covers topics such as:

  • Leadership and organizational theory
  • Philosophy of science and nursing science
  • Organizational dynamics in healthcare
  • Policy and politics in healthcare

% 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

Master 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 master's in nursing program and have an unencumbered RN license