Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU School of Nursing
Degree(s): Doctor of Philosophy
Overview: Our Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science degree builds upon baccalaureate and masters nursing education and emphasizes the use of creativity in the development and formulation of ideas that contribute to nursing science. Through research, analysis, and evaluation, students are empowered to transform knowledge and critical data into viable propositions through effective communication, pedagogies, and clinical application. As students progress through the PhD program, they learn the value of research and interdisciplinary inquiry. We believe that professional nursing is a distinct scientific discipline, with a specific body of knowledge obtained through research. Todays PhD nursing scholar is entrusted with shaping and preserving the quality and vitality of professional nursing.