Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
in Nursing Science Program
Introduction to UD's PhD in Nursing Science Program
Apply for full time or part time study in the PhD in Nursing Science Program
The PhD in Nursing Science program prepares researchers and academic faculty for positions in college, university, and health care settings. Graduates are prepared to advance the art and science of nursing and to assume leadership positions in the profession.
They will take responsibility for shaping and advancing healthcare, with a goal of improving individual, family and population health through the integration of theory, research, and evidence-based practice. The PhD in Nursing Science program emphasizes specific areas of study in which nursing makes a significant contribution towards health.
These areas are defined by the research expertise of faculty in the context of interdisciplinary resources available at the University of Delaware and Delaware Health Sciences Alliance campuses and the local, national and international communities.
Graduates are prepared to collaborate with other scientists and health professionals to contribute to the development of knowledge. The breadth of focus of the PhD in Nursing Science curriculum ranges from nursing research in the bio-behavioral sciences to health services.