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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing; Sustainable Health

In the Sustainable Health program at UNLV, students use their clinical expertise to help shape the nation’s health. By 2050, most of the world’s population will live in urban environments. This program helps students addressing the health care needs of future cities.

Students in this program analyze how urban neighborhoods, environmental structures, schools, workplace safety and the quality of our food, water, land and air influence health over the life span.

Our program is offered online using highly engaging and effective teaching strategies. This allows students to conduct coursework whenever and wherever they can access the Internet. To further connect you to our campus, professors and your peers, on-campus sessions occur for a three-day intensive session every fall.

Students are able to enroll in a part-time or full-time options.

A minimum of 62 graduate credit hours is required.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide leadership in the advancement of nursing as an academic and practice discipline and in political processes that affect healthcare
  • Conduct original research that generates new knowledge
  • Develop, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to teaching and learning

Career Possibilities

‚ÄčThe Ph.D. in Nursing Program is designed to prepare leaders, scholars/researchers, and educators. This purpose shapes both the content and the process of the program. Graduates of the Ph.D. program are expected to function in academia, the health care industry, or government and private organizations focused on health care.

Workplace

Graduates of the Ph.D. program are expected to function in academia, the health care industry, or government and private organizations focused on health care.

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