PhD in Nursing

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PhD in Nursing Purpose and Outcomes

The purpose of the PhD in Nursing is to prepare nurse researchers to generate and translate knowledge toward improving the health of individuals, families, communities and populations. Graduates will be prepared to meet state, regional, national and international needs for PhD prepared faculty members in schools of nursing and other leadership positions in health-related organizations.

PhD program outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Design, conduct, direct and disseminate research in nursing and health.
  • Test and/or generate concepts, theories and models for the advancement of nursing science and practice.
  • Assume a leadership role in the generation and implementation of solutions for reduction of health disparities and improvement in health outcomes.