Welcome to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program at East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing!
The mission of the PhD in Nursing program is to prepare nurse scientists who will conduct research in nursing and engage in scholarship that will improve health care and health care delivery systems. We achieve our mission through an outstanding and relevant curriculum, delivered by talented faculty who mentor and support our student through their learning experiences. As a college, we are nationally known for our nurse managed centers that provide primary care in rural and underserved settings, and for our inter-professional learning experiences. Our faculty members conduct research that aims to reduce health disparities, improve health services and systems, and promote high quality nursing education.
Our program is offered in an "online and blended" format. This structure provides students with classroom experiences through an on-campus session at the beginning of each semester, combined with the convenience and flexibility of online learning for the remainder of the semester. We are eager to recruit well-qualified applicants whose research interests and goals match the strengths of our program.
Doctoral classes begin in the fall, and if you are interested in applying for admission to the next fall class, please contact the School of Graduate Studies to obtain an application packet, or you can apply online. Even though we begin to interview candidates for the program in the early spring, we will continue to accept applications until the class is filled for the fall semester.
Students can enroll in full-time (minimum of nine credit hours each semester) or part-time study plans, and excellent financial assistance is available to full-time students.
For additional information, please submit the following form: PhD/Graduate Contact Form
|Important Dates for Current Students|
Sigma Theta Tau Research Day
Dates to be posted when available.
|Academic Calendar – Click here.|
|Thesis/Dissertation Bootcamp – Click here for details.|
INTENSIVE WEEK SCHEDULED DATES for 2016