12: School of Graduate Nursing

General Information | M.S. in Nursing | Post Master's Programs
Ph.D. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Philosophy | Purpose and Program Aims | Admission | Program Description

Purpose and Program Aims

The major purpose of the doctoral program in nursing is to prepare scholars with expertise in selected substantive areas who will contribute to nursing theory and practice through systematic inquiry.

Aims of the doctoral program in nursing are to prepare scholars who will:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of nursing, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry;
  2. Expand the research base of nursing theory and practice; and
  3. Serve the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world by addressing major nursing and health care issues in a scholarly manner.


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