Clinical scholars with a commitment to the advancement of nursing and health care

Doctoral Programs

Program Options

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD program prepares an exclusive cadre of nurse scientists capable of developing the new knowledge necessary to support and advance nursing practice. The program is predicated on a strong foundation of clinical expertise framed by a nursing perspective.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The DNP program has been designed with a focus on advanced practice and leadership roles, with a particular emphasis on translational techniques for evidence-based practice. The DNP offers a clinically focused curriculum to prepare expert clinicians and has been structured to award a professional degree.
See a comparison of these two doctoral degrees.