Nursing, PhD

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program prepares scholars to advance nursing science and contribute to transdisciplinary efforts to improve health outcomes. Graduates of the program are prepared to be leaders who engage in the three roles highlighted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN): develop the science, steward the discipline, and educate the next generation of nurses.

Graduates will:

  • master in-depth knowledge in a substantive area of nursing;
  • conduct original research that generates new knowledge;
  • disseminate research results and articulate implications for policy, practice, and the profession; and
  • assimilate evolving roles and responsibilities of a nurse scholar.