Graduate Programs

Degree Programs

PhD in Nursing
On-Campus and Distance-Accessible PhD Options

Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON) offers both an on-campus and a distance-accessible option. The distance-accessible option offers bachelor's and master’s prepared nurses access to our PhD program through a variety of distance technologies. Faculty and students use Web-based courses, video conferencing, discussion dialogues, telephone conferencing, and other emerging technologies to communicate and participate effectively via long distance. Courses and faculty mentoring are coupled with required two-week on-campus summer intensive sessions. Admission criteria and curriculum are the same for both options.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as from the biological and behavioral sciences to investigate health phenomena relevant to the discipline of nursing.
  • Utilize analytical and empirical methods to extend nursing knowledge and scholarship.
  • Independently conduct and communicate research that advances the body of scientific nursing knowledge.
  • Defend the social significance of the expanded knowledge base of nursing.
  • Interpret nursing science within an interdisciplinary context.

Last updated: February, 2012