PhD in Nursing Degree Programs
The PhD Nursing programs prepare nurse scholars and researchers to contribute to the growth of nursing science through research. Their focus is to advance the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and health care delivery. These programs typically last for 3-5 years in addition to the completion of a required dissertation.
The PhD in Nursing degree programs are primarily designed to develop teacher-scholars and are built upon the masters level nursing foundation. Doctoral students develop research skills necessary for the discovery and use of new nursing knowledge and the preparation for teaching roles.