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PhD in Nursing Science

Professional nursing is a distinct scientific discipline with a specific body of knowledge obtained through research. The Doctor of Philosophy program builds upon baccalaureate or master's nursing education and emphasizes the use of creativity in the development and formulation of ideas that contribute to nursing science. Through research, analysis, and evaluation, students are empowered to transform knowledge and critical data into viable propositions through effective communication, critical inquiry, and clinical application. As students progress through the PhD program, they are socialized to the value of research and interdisciplinary inquiry. Today’s PhD in nursing science scholar is entrusted with shaping and preserving the quality and vitality of professional nursing.


Last updated March 2020