Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) represents the highest level of formal education for a career in research and the scholarship of discovery. It prepares scholars for the expression and communication of the knowledge base in the profession. The PhD graduate develops the science, stewards the profession, educates the next generation of nurses, defines its uniqueness, and maintains its professional integrity.

To determine if this program is right for you at this point in your career, you may want to ask yourself:

  • Do I want to stretch my intellect, and analytical and research skills?
  • Do I want to learn more about and work with diverse individuals, families, and groups?
  • Do I want to discover contributing factors of an illness?
  • Do I want to student the unique strengths individuals possess or strategies they use to keep themselves in optional health?
  • Do I want to assume a leadership role in an inpatient or community-based health care setting?
  • Do I want to teach future nursing professionals?

If you said yes to most of these questions, then the PhD in Nursing is the degree that can take you to these next levels in your nursing career.

Program Overview

The PhD in Nursing program is interdisciplinary where students will take classes in both the School of Education as well as the College of Health Sciences. By studying in an interdisciplinary environment, you will complete contextual, methodological, and substantive coursework. Also, your coursework will revolve around the focal area of multicultural health, which is critical to the future of nursing science and practice.

There are two types of programs offered: the Traditional (part-time) Program and the Summer Residence Program. Each program option allows students to maintain their outside work during studies.

There is a 20% tuition discount offered for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program.

Cohorts Available

Students can pursue their PhD within one of our cohorts throughout Florida, which include:

  • Barry University’s main campus in Miami Shores (Begins in fall or spring)
  • Off campus cohorts are evaluated yearly and implemented as needed

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