PhD in Nursing Science Program

We're excited you are considering our nursing doctoral program designed to prepare diverse scholars for research and academic careers in public or private sectors of health care. Graduates of our program conduct and disseminate research that responds to regional, national, and international priorities. Our faculty represent diverse backgrounds and are committed to preparing nurse scholars who can lead the nation in extending the body of nursing knowledge.

We provide an inclusive, collegial and supportive environment with close faculty interaction. Our atmosphere is unique, stimulating and includes rich mentoring experiences. Our course work is delivered using both face-to-face and technology driven instruction with limited on-campus visits. We encourage you to take the time to learn more about our program, faculty, and the many resources Vanderbilt has to offer.

PhD Webinar Schedule for 2020-2021

Our webinars include information concerning overview of the PhD in Nursing Science Program, program format, application process and components and funding. View a previously recorded webinar (September 16, 2020).

PhD Intensive Schedule

2020 – 2021

  • Fall Semester 2020: August 17 – 21 (Mon – Fri)
  • Spring Semester 2021: January 11 – 14 (Mon – Thurs)
  • Summer Semester 2021: May 17 – 20 (Mon – Thurs)


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