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Accredited Online Degree in Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO

Online PhD in Nursing   

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
  • Clinician-scholar
  • Administrator
  • 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 worldwide.

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.



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