Handbook, on-site dates, and curriculum information can be found on the Resources tab.
Prospective PhD Students!
Click the title link above to view a video by the Program Chair
you for your interest in the University of Tennessee, College of
Nursing Ph.D. Program. The College of Nursing offers a doctoral program
leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Nursing. The
doctoral program prepares nursing scholars capable of integrating
research, theory, and practice into their roles as researchers,
educators, and/or administrators.
mission of the PhD program is to educate future nurse scientists who will
develop knowledge within nursing, and in interdisciplinary and
interprofessional contexts. While maintaining high ethical standards, nurse
scientists lead theory development; programs of research and other scholarship;
dissemination of new health discoveries in professional and public forums;
policy development; and education. They collaborate with other leaders to
implement scientific findings to maximize health and health care in local,
regional, national and global constituencies. Doctoral students at UTK have exciting opportunities to be mentored by nationally and internationally prominent nurse researchers as well as scholars in other disciplines. The
PhD program is delivered by a combination of on-line learning and
periodic block scheduling. Students are required to be on campus once early in the
semester and once near the end. On-campus time is for professional
development, face to face meetings, classes, presentations,
examinations, seminars, discussion and mentoring.
Features of note for our PhD program:
- Offered online with occasional on-campus residential periods
- Special options:
- Nursing Education
- Health Policy
- A full-time curriculum option.
- A part-time curriculum (2 courses per semester).
- A BSN to PhD curriculum for students who do not have an MSN degree. Students who desire can elect to receive the MSN degree along the way, but this is optional. (see additional information on the Resources tab)
For More Information
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