The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing prepares nurse researchers with expertise in vulnerable populations. The Ph.D.-prepared nurse serves the public by designing and conducting research on relevant clinical, educational, health systems, and/or health policy topics. Following graduation, a nurse with a Ph.D. may pursue a research career in the academic, business, government, or industrial setting. Nurses with a Ph.D. may also serve as educators and/or administrators and develop or consult on health care policy in a variety of settings.
To ensure successful completion of all requirements for graduation, including the dissertation, Ph.D. students are carefully matched with skilled researchers on faculty at Mennonite College of Nursing who serve as the student's advisor throughout their program. Core course content enables the student to achieve the American Association of Colleges of Nursing quality indicators for research-focused doctoral programs.
The Nursing Ph.D. program has a blended curriculum, with some courses offered online and others on-campus.
A student applying to a doctoral program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Students applying to this program must have:
Applicants must submit:
Admission to the Ph.D. is dependent upon whether a student can be matched with a faculty member with corresponding research interests.
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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