Rush University

College of Nursing

Nursing Science



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Nursing Science

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science graduate is prepared as a clinical researcher. Based on the integration of knowledge from biological, behavioral and clinical sciences, students learn clinical research skills that will contribute to the scientific basis of care provided to individuals across the lifespan and in any setting where care is provided. Graduates will also have leadership skills necessary to serve as senior academicians and influence health care systems and policy. The PhD in Nursing Science program has been developed so that students maintain continuous online progress throughout the year. Students benefit from innovative teaching and mentoring strategies, multiple methods of curriculum delivery matched to course objectives, and a faculty who is committed to preparing graduates for a career in clinical research and academia. Students will need Internet access for courses. Annual on-site learning intensive visits allow face-to-face interactions with faculty and peers that promote scholarly discourse, debate, and synthesis of ideas.


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

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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