Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Develop the Scholastic and Research Skills to Impact Health Care.

Ua College of Nursing PhD

Impact Health Through Innovative Research and Leadership

With a focus on research in a clinical, academic, scientific, or industry environment, our PhD program coursework is completed almost completely online, with the exception of RISE visits. You will generate and disseminate knowledge to advance nursing science and facilitate its translation into practice while designing and evaluating innovations to improve health outcomes. Our program is built to work with your education experience with a BSN-PhD optionMS-PhD option, a PhD/DNP dual degree and a post-DNP PhD option with an individualized plan of study.

Meet Our Students & Graduates

Angelina Nguyen

Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American distance student based in Henderson, NV, chose the UA College of Nursing because of the ease of its online access and for the esteemed faculty who would mentor her. She recently was awarded a Johnson & Johnson Scholarship.

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Carrie Langley

"I've been living and working in Southeastern AZ since 2009. During this time, I've had interactions with University of Arizona students, and found the program content fascinating. Rural health is a passion of mine, and the resources available at UA CON are unsurpassed. It was an easy decision, and it's close to home!" She was recently named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar.

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Accreditation & Affiliations

The University of Arizona College of Nursing PhD is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing  and the Western Institute of Nursing