The College of Nursing offers a doctoral program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Nursing. The doctoral program prepares nursing scholars capable of integrating research, theory, and practice into their roles as researchers, educators, and/or administrators. Given the impending shortage of nursing faculty in the U.S., we place special emphasis on preparation for the faculty role through course work and preceptorship experiences. Newly available is an accelerated curriculum option for nurse educators, involving 4 consecutive semesters of course work (15 months), followed by the dissertation. Students pursuing this option will earn a certificate in Nursing Education. Faculty research expertise is strong in the areas of women’s physical and mental health, anger and violence, empathy, gerontology, psychoneuroimmunology,and nursing education.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999