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

Emerald Bell

Meet Emerald Bell, UArizona Nursing PhD Student. Bell is passionate about the role of nurses in patient care. Her microbiome research studies women with endometriosis and co-morbid anxiety.

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Jerrol Wallace

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.

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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