Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs prepare nurse scholars and researchers who will contribute to the growth of nursing science through scholarly research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and health care delivery. Graduates will be qualified to engage in all dimensions of professional and scholarly life, including the conduct of scholarly inquiry, leadership in health care delivery systems and public policy formation.

Nursing Schools around the country that offer similar programs.

Alabama Nursing Schools

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • Second Degree BSN
      • RN-BSN Mobility
      • Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)
      • Nurse Educator (M.S.N.)
      • Nursing Informatics (M.S.N.)
      • Nurse Administrator (M.S.N.)
      • Accelerated Master's Entry to Nursing Pathway (AMNP)
      • D.N.P.
      • Nurse Anesthesia
      • Ph.D.

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Arizona Nursing Schools

  • Arizona State University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Concurrent Enrollment Program ASN and BSN
      • Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN-BSN Online
      • Master of Science, Clinical Research Management
      • Master of Science, Nurse Educator
      • DNP
      • PhD
      • Graduate Certificates

      Accreditation

      CCNE

California Nursing Schools

  • Azusa Pacific University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • BSN Two-Plus-Two
      • LVN-to-RN/BSN
      • Accelerated RN-to-BSN
      • Online Accelerated RN-to-BSN
      • Entry-level Master's
      • MSN
      • Post-Master's Certificate
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Loma Linda University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BS Track
      • BA/BS to BS Track
      • LVN to BS Track
      • RN to BS Track
      • Nurse Practitioner (MS)
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist (MS)
      • Nurse Anesthetist (MS)
      • Nurse Educator (MS)
      • Post MS Certificates
      • PhD
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Colorado Nursing Schools

  • University of Northern Colorado
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN - Traditional Degree
      • BSN - Second Degree
      • RN to BSN Degree
      • Master of Science: Nursing FNP Emphasis
      • Master of Science: Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis
      • Post-Master's Certificates
      • PH.D. in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Connecticut Nursing Schools

  • Yale University
    • Programs Offered

      • Master's in Nursing
      • Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing
      • Post Master's Certificates
      • PhD Program
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Post-Doctoral Program
      • Joint Degree in Nursing and Public Health
      • Joint Degree in Nursing and Divinity

      Accreditation

      CCNE & NLNAC

Delaware Nursing Schools

  • University of Delaware
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Undergraduate Degree
      • Accelerated Nursing Degree
      • RN to BSN
      • RN to MSN
      • Clinical Nurse Specialists (MSN)
      • Health Services Administration Degree (HSAD)
      • CNS Post Master's Certificate
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • ANP & PNP Post Master's Certificate
      • PhD in Nursing Science

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Florida Nursing Schools

  • Barry University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN 
      • Accelerated BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • Nurse Executive Leadership (MSN)
      • Nurse Educator (MSN)
      • Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • RN to MSN
      • Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice
      • Doctorate in Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Florida Atlantic University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional track
      • Accelerated track
      • RN to BSN
      • Adult Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership  (MSN)
      • Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN)
      • Nurse Educator (MSN)
      • Advanced Holistic Nursing (MSN)
      • Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Post-Master's Certificate Programs
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Georgia Nursing Schools

  • Emory University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • ABSN/MSN
      • BSN Second Degree
      • MSN
      • MSN-MA
      • MSN-MPH
      • Post Master's Certification
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Hawaii Nursing Schools

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Programs Offered

      • High School Direct Admission BSN
      • RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing
      • Master's Entry Program in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • RN to MS
      • Post-Master's Certificates
      • DNP
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Idaho Nursing Schools

  • Idaho State University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Baccalaureate Completion Program
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Nursing Education (M.S.)
      • Nursing Leadership (M.S.)

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Illinois Nursing Schools

  • Loyola University Chicago
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • ABSN
      • RN-to-BSN
      • MSN w/ Specialty Tracks
      • RN-to-MSN
      • MSN/MBA
      • DNP
      • PhD
      • Certificate Programs

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Rush University
    • Programs Offered

      • Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses
      • MSN for RNs: Clinical Nurse Leader
      • DNP (Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Options)
      • DNP (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Advanced Public Health Nursing Options)
      • Master's - PhD in Nursing Science
      • BSN-PhD in Nursing Science
      • Post-Graduate Certificate Options

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • RN-BSN Completion
      • MS Transition
      • Nurse Practitioner (MS)
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist (MS)
      • Leadership (MS)
      • Postmaster's Certificates
      • DNP
      • PhD
      • Nursing MS/MBA
      • Nursing MS/MPH

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Kansas Nursing Schools

  • University of Kansas
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN-to-BSN Program
      • Master of Science
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy
      • Advanced Practice Clinical Certificates
      • Leadership Certificates
      • Educator Certificate Program

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Maryland Nursing Schools

  • Johns Hopkins University
    • Programs Offered

      • Accelerated Program (BSN)
      • Accelerated BS to MSN
      • BS to MSN
      • Master of Science in Nursing Programs
      • MSN/MBA
      • MSN/MPH
      • MSN-NP/MPH
      • MSN to PhD
      • DNP
      • PhD
      • Post-Doctoral Program
      • Post-Master's Certificate Programs
      • Post-Bachelor's Certificate Programs

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Massachusetts Nursing Schools

  • Boston College
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Traditional route to entry (MS)
      • Master's entry pathway (MS)
      • RN-MS pathway
      • Additional specialty certificate
      • MS/PhD
      • MS/MBA
      • MS/MA in pastoral ministry
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Simmons College
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BS
      • Dix Scholars program
      • RN-BS
      • BS-MS
      • Direct Entry Program in Advanced Practice Nursing
      • MSN
      • Certificate Programs
      • PhD in Health Professions Educations
      • Post-Master's Doctorate in Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    • Programs Offered

      • Accelerated, BS
      • Traditional, BS
      • RN-BS (Online)
      • MS
      • MS-DNP (Online)
      • PhD
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Post Master's Certificate
      • Nurse Educator, Graduate Certificate
      • Nurse Practitioner, Post Master's Certificate

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Michigan Nursing Schools

  • Eastern Michigan University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN Traditional Program
      • BSN Accelerated 2nd Degree Program
      • RN/BSN Completion Program
      • Graduate Certificates
      • MSN Adult Health & Concentration
      • MSN Adult Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • MSN Adult Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist & Concentration
      • PhD in Education Studies - Nursing Education Concentration

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Missouri Nursing Schools

  • Saint Louis University
    • Programs Offered

      • Four-Year BSN
      • Four-Year BSN International Nursing
      • Accelerated One-Year BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • Accelerated Generalist Master of Science in Nursing
      • MSN
      • Post-Master's Certificate
      • BSN to DNP
      • MSN to DNP
      • PhD
      • Academic Certificate in Nurse Case Management

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Nebraska Nursing Schools

Nevada Nursing Schools

  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • MSN; Family Nurse Practitioner Track
      • MSN; Nurse Educator Track
      • PMC; Family Nurse Practitioner
      • PMC; Nurse Educator
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing; Nursing Education Track
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing; Post Doctor of Nursing Track
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing; Sustainable Health
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE & NLNAC

New Jersey Nursing Schools

New Mexico Nursing Schools

  • New Mexico State University -Las Cruces
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Online RN to BSN Option
      • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
      • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Online Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D)
       

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of New Mexico – Albuquerque
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN - Basic Entry Option
      • RN to BSN Option
      • MSN (Adult-Gerontology ACNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Admin., Nursing Education, Nurse Midwifery, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Post Master's Certificate)
      • PhD - Health Policy
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE

New York Nursing Schools

  • Adelphi University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Professional Acceleration to Healthcare (PATH) BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • MSN
      • Post-Master's Certificate - Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health Nursing
      • Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration
      • Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Binghamton University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN Program
      • Transfer BSN Program
      • Baccalaureate Accelerated Track
      • RN Program
      • Registered Nurse Accelerated Track
      • Master of Science Degree Programs
      • Post Master's Certificate Programs
      • DNP
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University at Buffalo
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • RN-BS
      • Accelerated BS
      • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
      • Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
      • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
      • Nurse Anesthetist (DNP)
      • Post Master's DNP - Distance Learning
      • Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (MS)
      • Nursing Education Advanced Certificate
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Rochester
    • Programs Offered

      • Accelerated Bachelor's Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN)
      • Accelerated Master's Program for Non-Nurses (AMPNN)
      • RN to BS
      • RN to BS to MS
      • MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs
      • MSN Leadership Programs
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • MS and PhD Dual Degree
      • PhD in Health Practice Research

      Accreditation

      CCNE & NLNAC

North Carolina Nursing Schools

North Dakota Nursing Schools

  • University of North Dakota
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN - On Campus
      • Accelerated BSN
      • LPN to BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • MSN Programs
      • PhD Program
      • Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Ohio Nursing Schools

  • Cleveland State University
    • Programs Offered

      • Basic BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • Freshman Pathway Program
      • MSN
      • MSN/NBA
      • PhD in Urban Education
      • Interdisciplinary Certificates

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Akron
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Second-degree BSN (Accelerated BSN)
      • For LPNs: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
      • For RNs: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
      • MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • MSN - Nurse Practitioner
      • MSN - Nurse Anesthetist
      • MSN - Nursing Administration
      • Master's Degree in Public Health
      • DNP
      • Nursing PhD
       

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Oklahoma Nursing Schools

  • Oklahoma City Unviersity
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • Part-Time BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • MSN - Nursing Education
      • MSN - Nursing Leadership
      • Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • PhD Program
         

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

Oregon Nursing Schools

  • Oregon Health & Science University
    • Programs Offered

      • BS with a Major in Nursing Program
      • Accelerated BS Program
      • RN to BS
      • Master's in Advanced Practice Nursing Specialties
      • Master of Public Health
      • Master of Gerontology
      • Master of Health Systems & Organizational Leadership
      • Master's in Nursing Education
      • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • PhD Program
         

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Pennsylvania Nursing Schools

  • Villanova University
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science (BSN)
      • RN to BSN Program
      • RN to BSN Online Program
      • BSN Express
      • Alternate Sequence Curriculum BSN Program
      • MSN
      • Post-Master's Certificate Program
      • DNP
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Rhode Island Nursing Schools

  • University of Rhode Island
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science (Traditional)
      • Bachelor of Science (RN to BSN)
      • Master of Science
      • Doctor of Philosophy
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Post-Masters Certificate

      Accreditation

      CCNE

South Carolina Nursing Schools

  • Clemson University
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in Nursing
      • BS for RNs
      • MS in Nursing
      • PhD in Healthcare Genetics

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of South Carolina
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • MSN - AGACNP
      • MSN - Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Post-Master's Certificate Primary Care
      • Post-Master's Certificate - Acute Care
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD)

      Accreditation

      CCNE

South Dakota Nursing Schools

  • South Dakota State University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN Standard Option
      • BSN Accelerated Option
      • RN to BSN
      • RN to MSN
      • RN to DNP
      • MSN - CNL
      • MSN - Nurse Educator
      • DNP - FNP
      • DNP
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Tennessee Nursing Schools

  • Union University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional 4-year BSN
      • LPN-to-BSN
      • RN-to-BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Post Master's Certificate
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Texas Nursing Schools

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
      • Accelerated BSN
      • Pacesetter Program (BSN)
      • RN-BSN
      • MSN-Master of Public Health Dual Degree

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Virginia Nursing Schools

  • George Mason University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Pathway, BSN
      • RN to BSN Pathway
      • Accelerated Second Degree Pathway, BSN
      • MSN
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN Program
      • Accelerated BSN Program
      • RN-BS Completion Program
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Post Master's Certificate Program
      • PhD
      • Post MS to PhD

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

Washington Nursing Schools

  • Washington State University
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN to BSN
      • Master of Nursing
      • Baccalaureate to PhD (Bacc-PhD)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
      • Post-Master's Certificate
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

West Virgina Nursing Schools

  • West Virginia University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • BS/BA to BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • RN to MSN
      • MSN
      • Post MSN - NP
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Wisconsin Nursing Schools

  • Marquette University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Honors BSN
      • BSN w/ Psychology
      • BSN for ROTC
      • MSN
      • MSN Direct Entry
      • RN Direct Entry
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE