PhD program in Nursing
Welcome to Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the PhD program in Nursing information site. Initiated in fall 1999, the PhD program in Nursing is designed to develop nurse researchers who will create knowledge to improve nursing and healthcare. Emory University's PhD program in Nursing integrates the science of nursing with emerging and relevant content from clinical research and associated fields of health policy, ethics, and health outcomes research conducting research to address health issues of underserved and vulnerable populations is emphasized as well as the needs of persons with chronic illness. Graduates are prepared as researchers who will integrate into interdisciplinary clinical and research teams.
There are two curricula options: BSN-PhD (5 years) or MSN-PhD (4 years). Both options consist of required courses in the sciences, research, and electives designed to give students grounding in their areas of research specialization for a minimum of 74 semester hours in the BSN-PhD track and 50 semester hours in the MSN-PhD track. In addition to research coursework, the program provides mentored research practica during the first three years, prior to preparing for dissertation research. BSN-PhD students engage in a tailored first year program designed to prepare them for the ensuing two years of MSN-PhD coursework that emphasize the development of interdisciplinary research capabilities. The coursework required to take the nurse practitioner and nurse midwifery certification exam can be included in program of study.
By seeking information on the PhD program in Nursing, you have taken the first step toward an exciting career trajectory. Whether you see your future in the academic setting as a faculty member, or as a clinical researcher, Emory University's PhD program in Nursing will prepare you to make important contributions to improving health outcomes and health care. Emory University offers you access to expert faculty researchers, an outstanding academic health center, and the rich resources of Atlanta, Georgia.
For other information you may contact:
Laney Graduate School
209 Administration Building
201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30322 email@example.com
After reviewing the information on our web site, please contact the following if you have questions or require additional program information:
Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Edith F. Honeycutt Chair in Nursing
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate Program Administrator
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322-4207