The Catholic University of America

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

Washington, DC 20064

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Format: Online

Program Description:

Discover Tomorrow’s Health Care Solutions Today

Nursing needs researchers who can effectively produce, analyze and implement findings promoting better patient care and outcomes. The online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing at The Catholic University of America focuses on the clinical aspect of nursing to train the next generation of nurse scientists who will continue to pursue scholarship and innovation in the field.

This program emphasizes the research skills needed to work in the highest levels of nursing research, practice and education. Coursework is research-intensive, with studies in:

  • The philosophy of science
  • Theory development and application
  • Statistics and research in health care
  • Accepted methods for qualitative and quantitative research

As a part of the program, you will complete dissertation research exploring an aspect of patient care issues that you choose according to your professional goals and interests. During the entire process—both research and writing--you’ll have access to support and guidance from faculty members who are committed to helping you and keeping you on track.

Graduate degree in nursing.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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