Rush University

College of Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (BSN/MSN-PhD)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (BSN/MSN-PhD)

Format: Online

Program Description:

In the PhD in Nursing program students prepare to become academic professionals and clinical researchers who are able to improve health care outcomes and policies for populations and communities through scientific discovery. The PhD program has been developed so that students maintain continuous online progress throughout the year and focus on discourse, debate and integration of ideas through yearly campus visits. Students benefit from innovative teaching and mentoring strategies, multiple methods of curriculum delivery matched to course objectives and a faculty commitment to prepare students for a career in clinical research and academia. An accelerated BSN-PhD track is also available.


The Rush University College of Nursing was re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2009. The College was accredited for ten years through 2019, the maximum granted by CCNE.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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