- Markedly increase the number of nurse scientists who will advance the discipline through scholarly inquiry;
- Produce leaders who will advance the nursing profession and promote optimal health for ethnic minorities, women, children, and older adults;
- Develop scholars who will meet the academic and healthcare industry needs for nursing in North Carolina and the nation
The PhD program includes theory, research methods, health promotion and outcomes as well as directed studies for research and scholarly role development in academia and industry. The research areas build on faculty expertise and research programs that address health promotion and health disparities in access to care, treatment, and outcomes for selected populations. The role development builds on successful master's concentrations in nursing education and administration and an MSN/MBA program in the UNCG School of Nursing. Cognates and electives in areas such as Health and Human Performance, Family Studies, Business, and Education will be required for depth and breadth of study as well as interdisciplinary perspectives with populations of interest in the community.