Go the Distance
Do you aspire to make innovative discoveries to improve human health? Consider our online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program offered at a full-or part-time pace.With a focus on research in a clinical, academic or scientific environment, our PhD program coursework is completed fully online. Our program is built to work with your education experience with a 79-credit BSN-PhD option, 64-credit MS-PhD option , a PhD/DNP dual degree and a post-DNP PhD option with an individualized plan of study.
- Commitment to student success
- Inspirational and effective teaching and mentoring
- Connected online community of faculty and students
- Cutting-edge curriculum
- Leaders in online teaching
- Robust resources and technology
- Leading-edge research and scholarship
- Faculty engaged in multidisciplinary research
- New thinking for the future in nursing science, health and healthcare
As a graduate from our PhD program, you will:
- generate and disseminate knowledge to advance nursing science and facilitate its translation into practice
- design and evaluate innovations to improve health outcomes
- engage in and lead collaborative research teams
- influence health science agenda-setting and policy initiatives
Our Areas of Strength
We promote a healing-oriented, whole-person approach to health care. Conditions are clinically treated through a variety of methods, including wellness, lifestyle enhancement, nutrition, and appropriate biomedical therapies.
We work to magnifying the role of integrative nursing and wellness for dealing with cancer. Innovative nursing practice for delivering supportive care for people living with cancer is one of our highest priorities.
Rooted in our College’s tradition of research, theory and intellectual rigor, we focus on preparing students to be future innovators in today’s rapidly changing and information-intensive health care environment.
We're studying the interaction among biological and behavioral processes of brain and other neurological illness/health experiences, with particular emphasis on stroke and cognitive and affective symptoms.
We're researching ways to promote health equity and reduce health disparities through improved illness self-management.
We're working to better understand and prevent disease, and promote health and wellness through interventions.
Meet Our Students & Graduates
Even a BSN student, Brooke Finley knew she wanted to pursue research. “I always asked ‘What’s next?’ ‘What does this mean?’” said Finley. “There’s always something more you can know. That first day, I felt like all my questions were answered and more.”
"I was born and raised in rural South Africa, where health care services are either unavailable or inaccessible. My research topic was self-care behaviors of rural women post-invasive coronary interventions. Rural women and cardiovascular disease are my passion."
"I see my journey as a future nurse scientist as an opportunity to be a caregiver and a researcher to improve health outcomes. Although my research focus is in technology, I still believe in the power of human touch. I would like to find the appropriate balance of the use of technology with patient care..”