Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Nursing

Nursing, PhD


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Nursing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Nursing offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree to both BSN- and MSN-prepared nurses. Ranked among the nation’s best graduate nursing programs, the VCU School of Nursing offers an exciting and dynamic environment in which nursing scholars can pursue a doctoral program of study and engage in cutting-edge research in the area of biobehavioral clinical. VCU’s doctoral program at VCU prepares scholars and researchers in nursing to engage in knowledge development and transmission in areas critical to the advancement of clinical nursing practice. Our nursing scholars are prepared for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry and cutting-edge research in academic or research positions. The degree awarded is the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The school offers two entry options into the doctoral program. Applicants to the Traditional PhD option must have both a baccalaureate and a master’s degree – one of which must be in nursing. The degree in nursing must be from an accredited school or international equivalent. Students who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing, which must come from an accredited school or international equivalent, will apply to the Post BS to PhD option in the program.


National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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