Ph.D. in Nursing Education


The doctoral program prepares nurses who contribute to professional leadership in nursing education, the scholarship of teaching, practice, and research in the discipline. Education at the doctoral level builds upon and extends content acquired at the baccalaureate or master’s levels to emphasize theory development, education strategies, leadership and research skills.

The PhD in Nursing is designed to prepare professional scholars with expertise in nursing education within current and emergent academic settings or health care organizations. The program is predicated on professional preparation in nursing science, nursing education, research and professional leadership.

In addition to offerings within the School of Nursing, the program draws upon the educational mission of the University at large, utilizing curricular and research resources of other disciplines within the University. The program requirements are distributed across four major focus areas (nursing science, nursing education, research and professional leadership).