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Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing

Doctoral Degree
Begins every Fall (August)

  • 90 Credits
  • 3+ Years to Complete (Depends on BSN to PhD or MS to PhD)
  • Online with Face-to-Face Intensives
  • Live Web Classes and/or Recorded Lectures
  • 1 to 2 Intensive Experiences Held Yearly on UND Campus or at Regional Nursing Conference
  • In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines' PhD in Nursing distance degree program prepares you for a career as an independent researcher and faculty member, with a research emphasis on the nursing care of vulnerable and diverse populations.

Education in nursing at the doctoral level prepares advanced nurse clinicians to become nurse scientists. Throughout the doctoral program, you will:

In a combination of online courses and intensive experiences, you will learn to:

The PhD in Nursing program is designed with both post-bachelor’s and post-master's entry points. In addition, if you have your bachelor’s degree in nursing, but have a master's degree in another field, you will be eligible for advanced placement in the program.