The PhD program in Nursing specializes in the delivery of rural health care. Based on analysis of nursing, client or health systems in rural areas, graduates are able to design future practice models, direct the development of policy initiatives and effect meaningful change within healthcare delivery systems.
The program includes:
--Research and Conceptualization:
Study in advanced research methods, theory development and analysis, advanced statistics for health research, conceptual analysis, instrumentation and measurement, and involvement in active research programs
--Nursing and Health Policy:
Study in the healthcare needs of rural or vulnerable populations, and the issues, strategies and policy development interventions for healthcare delivery for these populations
Selected courses advancing student's knowledge in their specific area of interest
An independent original research project