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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
Doctoral Programs
 

Doctoral Programs

Which Doctoral Program is for Me?


You are interested in pursuing doctoral-level nursing education, but cannot decide which program is best for you? The College of Nursing offers two state-of-the-art doctoral programs to choose from: the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the doctor of philosophy in nursing (PhD). We also recently added two new DNP options: the doctor of nursing practice with a focus in public health nursing (DNP-PHN) and the dual-degree doctor of nursing practice and master of public health (DNP/MPH).

Each program is carefully crafted to address the needs of the nursing profession and the population it serves. The DNP offers advanced clinical education and focuses on the development of tomorrow’s clinical leaders. The PhD program prepares nurse scientists who will create new knowledge to guide nursing practice.

Doctor of Philosophy  

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD in nursing is a research degree designed to prepare nurse scholars to advance the art, science and practice of the discipline.

Program Overview

Admissions

Tuition & Funding

NEXus - Expand your doctoral course options!

Doctor of Nursing Practice  

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP is a clinical practice-oriented leadership curriculum that focuses on evidence-based practice and on research utilization for the improvement of clinical care delivery, patient outcomes and system management.

Program Overview

Admissions

DNP-PHN Focus

Tuition & Funding

NEXus - Expand your doctoral course options!

Dual Degree-DNP/MPH  

Dual Degree-DNP/MPH

Find out more about our dual-degree program. Earn a doctor of nursing practice and a master of public health!

Information Sessions  

Information Sessions

Sign up for an information session to learn more about the programs offered by the College of Nursing.