PhD in Nursing Science Program


  Application for Fall 2020
Application deadline January 1, 2020
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We're excited you are considering our online/distance nursing doctoral program designed to prepare 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 is committed to preparing nurse scholars who can lead the nation in extending the body of nursing knowledge.

We provide a collegial and supportive environment with close faculty interaction. Our atmosphere is unique, stimulating and includes rich mentoring experiences. 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 2019-2020

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 10, 2019).

PhD Intensive Schedule

2019 – 2020

  • Fall Semester 2019: August 19 – 23 (Mon – Fri)
  • Spring Semester 2020: January 13 – 16 (Mon – Thurs)
  • Summer Semester 2020: May 11 – 14 (Mon – Thurs)


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