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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Stefanie Boyles

Meet Stefanie Boyles, a UArizona Nursing PhD student. A mother of four, Boyles earned a prestigious QuidelOrtho Global Health Scholarship. Now in her first year in the PhD program, Boyles is researching the fragile dynamics of the bond between mothers and babies, specifically focusing on women with a history of childhood adversity. 

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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