Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing / Healthcare Quality (BSN to PhD)
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Details

Nurses interested in becoming expert scholars and pioneering researchers can pursue an online PhD in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. This BSN to PhD track focuses on research involving Healthcare Quality.

Students examine nursing through a wide range of historical influences on the discipline. Coursework provides competencies in research design, methodology, and tools. This online nursing program is offered via both synchronous and asynchronous classes, as well as one campus visit each semester.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Virginia Commonwealth University 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

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • 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.