PhD in Nursing/ Overview
The PhD in Nursing program is designed to prepare its graduates for leadership roles and research careers in academia, the health care industry, and government and private organizations focused on health care. The program's purpose is to develop individuals who will be leaders in generating and applying the science needed to guide nursing practice. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to direct and guide application of evidence-based health care findings to improve the health of people from diverse cultures. Students in the program pursue individualized courses of study under the mentorship of research active faculty. A major program emphasis is the preparation of PhD educated minority nursing leaders and focused research on health issues for minority and underserved populations.
Nursing programs of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-8476, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (222 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068, 847-692-7050), and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, (4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850-245-4125
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