The PhD in Nursing program is designed to prepare nurse researchers to advance the science of nursing by developing expertise in both leadership and innovation. Graduates are expected to lead multidisciplinary research initiatives that advance nursing and healthcare through knowledge development and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry. Students will work with nursing faculty whose research addresses innovative questions that seek to advance knowledge for improvement of care. Students will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty across the broader Northeastern University community, in addition to Boston-area research and healthcare institutions. This collaboration allows students to work across disciplines and to access populations and research sites essential to the success of their original dissertation study.
Advanced entry into the PhD in Nursing program requires a master's degree in nursing.
Visit the Northeastern University Faculty Research site for more information.
Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.
Students who do not qualify for the doctoral degree, but who have completed required coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or better, may be eligible to receive a terminal MS Applied Nursing Research degree. Note that no students will be admitted directly into the Applied Nursing Research program to pursue a masterʼs degree.