For licensed nurses, there's a crossroads that often presents itself, whether it's job change and/or advancement or a desire to conduct research and/or teach.
This PhD program from the University of Colorado Denver is designed to prepare you to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline. PhD preparation in nursing promotes knowledge development for reflective, theory-based, and research-guided nursing practice.
This PhD program equips nurses to conduct knowledge development and scholarly inquiry and to be actively engaged in many roles including, but not limited to:
- Researcher, Nurse Scientist
- Nurse Educator
- Health care policy analyst
What Makes This PhD Program Unique
There is a nursing faculty shortage and we need more PhD’s in nursing
to fill this need. This program is highly recognized and one of the
earliest PhD programs in the western states. Over 200 graduates hold
nurse scientist, educator, dean and directors of nursing education
programs, administrators and nurse researcher positions in clinical
settings, and other distinguished roles in nursing in the US and
The program is fully distance accessible, with visits to campus only once a semester.
Permanent residence within one of the following 14 Western Interstate
Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Western Regional Graduate
Program (WRGP) allows you to be eligible for in-state tuition through
WICHE/WRGP. Participating states include: AK,AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM,
ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY.