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The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at University of Phoenix is a non-clinical program designed to develop the skills needed to become a leader in the nursing field. Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program here.
As a learner enrolled in the University of Phoenix Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, you are provided the opportunity to study various nursing theories and research methods that are designed to develop analytical, critical thinking and leadership skills. Program course work addresses nursing science, nursing education theories, nursing leadership theories, health administration programs and American health care systems. Statistics, organizational methods, communications and risk management are also covered. A series of seminars, residencies and workshops provide support and guidance through the planning, preparation and presentation stages of the dissertation process.
You should currently be involved in nursing at a hospital, clinic, or other health care setting. Applicants to University of Phoenix graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree. A master's degree is also required to enter the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program.
The curriculum of the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program consists mainly of online courses. Learners also participate in doctoral seminars and workshops as well as prepare and present a dissertation. Completion of 71 credits is required to earn this doctorate. A non-credit annual residency renewal course must be taken by those who do not turn in a dissertation within 12 months of completing program coursework. Courses, seminars and workshops are taken in the order they appear below.
Doctoral programs require brief residencies in select cities. Please contact a University Enrollment Advisor for details.
The University's Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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