The (post–BSN) PhD program in nursing prepares research scientists, educators, and leaders who seek to improve health and healthcare across the life span with an emphasis on urban, vulnerable, and underserved populations. Graduates are expected to lead research initiatives that advance nursing science through knowledge development and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry.
Students will study with nursing faculty whose research addresses questions that extend across a broad health spectrum, including health promotion, risk prevention, and self-management of chronic conditions. Collectively, the faculty have a variety of expertise and interests, such as health issues of women, children, and families; HIV; cancer; mental health; depression; and substance use.
In addition, students will have an opportunity to study with faculty from other Northeastern departments as well as with other Boston-area researchers. This collaboration allows students to work across disciplines and to access populations and sites essential for completing a dissertation. Visit the Northeastern University Faculty Research site for more information.