The online Nursing PhD program from Virginia Commonwealth University gives nursing professionals the flexibility of online classes with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous coursework. Students attend campus once at the beginning of each semester and complete the rest of their studies remotely. This program is well suited for students interested in becoming scholars or pioneering researchers in the field of Biobehavioral Health.
Bachelor’s-prepared nurses pursuing this degree focus on the many different processes that affect health, including biological, psychosocial, environmental, and more. This discipline examines ways to develop interventions to positively affect these processes and overall health outcomes. PhD candidates develop a thorough understanding of research methods and practices through experimental studies and a dissertation.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Students are required to come to campus for 2-3 days at the beginning of each semester.
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA accredited program.
- Applicants must have a current, unrestricted RN license or authorization to practice as an RN in the US.