PhD in Nursing Science Program


  Application for Fall 2019
Open August 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019
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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 2018-2019
Our live webinars include information concerning overview of the PhD in Nursing Science Program, program format, application process and components and funding. To register for the webinar, please click on the link below.

View previously recorded webinar.

PhD Intensive Schedule

2018 – 2019

  • Fall Semester 2018: August 27 – 31 (Mon – Fri)
  • Spring Semester 2019: January 14 – 17 (Mon – Thurs)
  • Summer Semester 2019: May 13 – 16 (Mon – Thurs)


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