The online PhD is a research-intensive program that prepares doctoral students as scientists who generate knowledge to advance nursing. Similar to graduates of the college's traditional PhD program, online PhD graduates are ready for careers in education, research, practice, and to assume leadership positions. Students work closely with faculty mentors to define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research using a variety of research methods.
This program of study is identical to the on-campus PhD program, there are minor differences in what is required of students. Students are admitted as a cohort; they are required to attend a one-week orientation at the beginning of the program of studey; and they are required to return to campus at the end of their program of study for a pre-determined period of time. Online courses are offered every two years and must be taken in sequence.
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