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Best 8 PhDs in Nursing Studies 2019/2020

Students who have their bachelor’s and perhaps even master’s in a subject but are seeking more may find themselves becoming interested in a PhD program. As the highest achievement in one’s field, PhDs give students access to the most advanced courses and often the most rewarding careers.

What is a PhD in Nursing? Like any PhD in the health sciences, nursing PhD programs put students through the most demanding courses available in subjects like epidemiology, anatomy, and physiology. PhD programs in nursing stand out because they combine core nursing courses with electives, statistics, and dissertation requirements to create a degree that goes far beyond the accomplishments of most nurses.

A PhD in Nursing gives students the opportunity to go beyond the practical work of nursing and into the theoretical and philosophical realm of nursing science and analysis. By developing skills at the broad, research-oriented level, PhD graduates gain an academic edge.

The costs of a nursing program at the PhD level are not set in stone. Rather, they vary from school to school, depending mainly on the length and type of the program and where it takes place.

Those who graduate with a PhD in Nursing are likely to be rewarded with many job openings for their unique and major accomplishment. Hospitals, nursing schools, nursing homes, hospices, and clinics that are concerned with healthcare delivery are in need of experts in the field. Those who wish to go into research and even teaching may find themselves well backed with grants and funding for their efforts in shaping and furthering nursing as an essential science.

If you’re ready to get started on finding the right PhD program in nursing for you, we’ve got the best tool to use. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Nursing Studies

Avondale College of Higher Education

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy Course Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to knowledge in the area of research.

The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Doctor of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement.... [-]

Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Online
William Paterson University of New Jersey

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate that prepares advanced practice nurses to be clinical scholars and thought l ... [+]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate that prepares advanced practice nurses to be clinical scholars and thought leaders. The DNP program will prepare nurses with knowledge and skills to deliver the highest standard of care for individuals, families, communities and work in interdisciplinary teams in today’s complex healthcare system. The Post Masters DNP curriculum includes 41 credit hours that can be completed in seven semesters of full-time study (two courses per semester). Coursework includes: utilizing technology to advance the quality of care; evaluating health care policy; providing leadership and inter-professional collaboration in multiple health care settings; and evaluating systems responses to health and illness, along with knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences, humanities, and economics. Students must also complete a minimum of 1,000 supervised post Baccalaureate practice hours. There are two tracks, the advanced practice clinical track for certified advanced practice nurse and the advanced practice administrative track for a master's prepared nurse administrator(s).... [-]

USA Wayne
September 2020
Full-time
7 months
Campus
University of Nicosia

The Doctoral Program of Nursing is a qualitative and comprehensive Doctoral Thesis (PhD) program offered by the Nursing program for graduate MSc graduate students who wan ... [+]

Duration of study (years): 3 years Title of studies: Doctoral Degree in Nursing Level of Title: Doctorate (3rd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full or Part-time PhD Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 180 Program Description

The Doctoral Program of Nursing is a qualitative and comprehensive Doctoral Thesis (PhD) program offered by the Nursing program for graduate MSc graduate students who want to explore modern and innovative topics of concern in the field of Nursing Science.

The purpose of the program is:

Understand students how to find and use the targeted world literature to build on the structure of their study. To train students in the processes of theory and practice of research based on specific rules and scientific methods. To provide students with the ability to develop the necessary skills to conduct all stages of the research. To give students the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and develop the skills that can transfer the findings of the study to an academic or other professional community. Career Prospects ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

Doctoral programmes in Nursing Sciences are offered in many fields of specialization. ... [+]

Doctoral programmes in Nursing Sciences are offered in the following fields of specialisation:

Professional Nursing Science: Nursing Management Professional Nursing Science: Nursing Education Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing (General) Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Primary Health Care Clinical Nursing Science, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Science Community Health Nursing Occupational Health Nursing Professional Nursing Science: Ethos and Professional Practice Admission requirements

A Master’s qualification in Advanced Nursing Science/Professional Practise.

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South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

The Ph.D. program prepares graduates who will provide leadership in the generation, integration, and implementation of knowledge aimed at improving health and healthcare. ... [+]

The Ph.D. program prepares graduates who will provide leadership in the generation, integration, and implementation of knowledge aimed at improving health and healthcare. Our graduates have expanded spheres of influence in academic institutions, practice settings, and policy arenas.

Students join a community of scholars where supervisors are committed to supporting educational programs that meet students’ interests and growth in scholarly engagement with the nursing discipline. All doctoral students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination, an oral candidacy examine, and a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

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Canada Vancouver
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Sacred Heart University Online

The online Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program offered by Sacred Heart University infuses practice-focused doctoral education with innovation and practical c ... [+]

Graduates of this program are prepared to transform practice, lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research. The Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is a clinical doctorate requiring the completion of a scholarly project focusing on clinical nursing practice. Graduates will be experts in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating healthcare delivery systems and will be prepared to lead at the highest clinical and executive ranks.

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USA Fairfield
January 2020
Part-time
3 years
Online
Nova Southeastern University Online

In our D.N.P. program, you'll identify healthcare problems and turn complex research into real-world programs that better the field. If you don't have an M.S.N. but have ... [+]

This is the last advanced degree you can earn as a nurse. The D.N.P. program is designed for nurses who are currently nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, midwives, anesthetists, educators, and managers/executives. Our transition course allows you to enter our program without an M.S.N. and prepares you for advanced courses.

In just 12 courses, you’re prepared to identify healthcare problems that need relevant solutions, and turn your complex research into real-world programs that better the healthcare field.

A Strong Career as a D.N.P. Nurse

Graduates of the D.N.P. program are prepared to lead and engage in practical, clinically focused scholarship and research utilization.... [-]

USA Fort Lauderdale
September 2020
Full-time
6 semesters
Online
University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a variety of track options providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for interpro ... [+]

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a variety of track options providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares registered nurses (RNs) to take on greater leadership roles. The curriculum combines nursing, business, informatics, and healthcare administration coursework with advanced practice in clinical settings. Graduates join the workforce with the skills to improve models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage the health care needs of diverse populations, and use technology and information to transform the field.

The curriculum is rigorous and gives students the opportunity to gain exposure to diverse perspectives, to be immersed in theory and research, and to obtain a critical understanding of professional practice issues.... [-]

USA San Francisco
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Full-time
24 - 54 months
Campus
Online