Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science Option
Our PhD students enjoy the experience of attending one of the most research-intensive nursing schools in the nation. The PhD in Nursing Science program provides students with a challenging course of study in one of the two following areas:
- Clinical nursing science
- Health systems
For more information about these two focus areas, please see the PhD overview.
Upon completion of the program, students will have knowledge that can be expanded, applied, and validated through recognized methods of scholarly and scientific inquiry.
Curriculum and career preparation
Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science degree is a 90-credit, post-baccalaureate program. Students who hold Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees do not have to earn the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to apply for admission. Students who hold the MSN, however, may apply a maximum of 30 credit hours from that degree program to fulfill PhD program requirements.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as from the biological and behavioral sciences to investigate health phenomena relevant to the discipline of nursing.
- Utilize analytical and empirical methods to extend nursing knowledge and scholarship.
- Conduct and communicate research that advances the body of scientific nursing knowledge.
- Defend the social significance of the expanded knowledge base of nursing.
- Interpret nursing science within an interdisciplinary context.
For more information about the curriculum, please review the Degree Requirements for this program.
For more information about the BSN to PhD program, please contact the Center for Academic Affairs.
1111 Middle Drive, NU 122
Indianapolis, IN 46202
nursing [at] iupui [dot] edu
Debbie Grew, Graduate Advisor for Doctoral Programs
dgrew [at] iupui [dot] edu