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 option, MS-PhD option, a PhD/DNP dual degree and a post-DNP PhD option with an individualized plan of study.
Meet Our Students & Graduates
Meet Christine Platt, UArizona Nursing PhD student. A multi-talented scholar who was selected by the Western Institute of Nursing’s 2020 Carol A. Lindeman Award for New Research, Platt’s research focuses on families raising children with disabilities, particularly in the foster care system.Read more
Meet Jerrol Wallace, third-year UArizona Nursing PhD candidate. Dr. Wallace is a proud first generation American born to Jamaican parents. A 27-year active-duty member of the United States Navy, Dr. Wallace is also the first Black program director for the military's nurse anesthesia program.Read more
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.