Academics

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing; Nursing Education Track

In the Nursing Education Ph.D. program at UNLV, doctoral students become doctorally prepared nurse educator scholars.

These scholars advance the scientific discipline through research, innovation in the classroom, dynamic leadership and a passion for transforming the educational experience.

Nurse educators are found in schools of nursing as faculty members or in health care agencies as staff development and patient education specialists.

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.

To receive a Ph.D. in Nursing, a minimum of 62 graduate credit hours are required. Students can enroll in part-time or full-time options.

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

The 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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