Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Practice
West Virginia University

Program Details

Pursue your PhD in Nursing Practice with West Virginia University online.  This flexible program is designed to push you toward research-intensive roles in a variety of healthcare and academic settings.  You are trained in clinical reasoning and systems based decision-making to support your own scientific findings and collaborative research with the guidance of attentive, hands-on faculty.  Accredited online nursing program studies will incorporate topics such as:

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Health research statistics
  • Healthcare policy

Courses are available in full- or part-time formats, with in-person as well as online components.  You will take on a faculty supervised independent study to promote a transdisciplinary perspective in your practice, culminating in a written and oral dissertation defense.  With a doctorate in nursing practice you may pursue leadership careers in academia, research teams, and healthcare organizations, collaborating with scholarly networks to improve and promote the healthcare industry.  Contribute to the world of nursing research with West Virginia University online.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Advanced practice certification from a recognized national accreditation body from this approved list
  • An active, unrestricted RN license
  • Some campus visits may be required

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