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MSN to PhD Program Overview

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers a Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing (Ph.D.) degree program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program. The doctoral programs are grounded in the philosophy of caring and focus on the integration and application of advanced nursing research for improved nursing practice and betterment of humankind.

The graduate of the Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing (Ph.D.) degree program is expected to expand nursing knowledge and theory and directly impact the health of clients and communities. The focus of the Ph.D. program is to prepare nurses as scholars in conducting nursing research about practice problems and creating innovative responses to practice issues.