Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
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- Commitment to student success
- Inspirational and effective teaching and mentoring
- Connected online community of faculty and students
- Cutting-edge curriculum
- Leaders in online teaching
- Robust resources and technology
- Leading-edge research and scholarship
- Faculty engaged in multidisciplinary research
- New thinking for the future in nursing science, health and healthcare
Beyond a one-size fits all approach, creating personalized health treatment and prevention based on people’s specific profiles (e.g., genetics, background, history).
Studying complex systems (e.g., big data, health care settings, populations, disease states) and novel approaches to improve the delivery of health care.
Discovering the complex factors that influence health (e.g., personal, economic, societal, environmental) and translating them to actions that will advance health and well-being.
Even a BSN student, Brooke Finley knew she wanted to pursue research. “I always asked ‘What’s next?’ ‘What does this mean?’” said Finley. “There’s always something more you can know. That first day, I felt like all my questions were answered and more.”Read more
"I was born and raised in rural South Africa, where health care services are either unavailable or inaccessible. My research topic was self-care behaviors of rural women post-invasive coronary interventions. Rural women and cardiovascular disease are my passion."Read more
"I see my journey as a future nurse scientist as an opportunity to be a caregiver and a researcher to improve health outcomes. Although my research focus is in technology, I still believe in the power of human touch. I would like to find the appropriate balance of the use of technology with patient care..”Read more
Accreditation & Affiliations
The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, and affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing.