UNC Greensboro PhD students

PhD Program (Now Online)

The PhD in Nursing program is delivered in an online format, with both synchronous and asynchronous experiences. Students will be invited to campus 2-4 times per year for intensive interaction with School of Nursing faculty members. If students are unable to travel to campus, a synchronous online experience will be offered.

DNP to PhD Pathway

Program Goals

  1. Practice as nurse scientists to advance the discipline and nursing profession through scholarly inquiry.
  2. Assume leadership roles in promoting optimal health for ethnic minorities, women, children, and older adults.
  3. Meet the academic and healthcare industry needs for nursing scholars in North Carolina and the nation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate knowledge of ethnic minorities, women, children, and older adults.
  2. Evaluate the impact of health systems and the environment on specific populations.
  3. Generate nursing knowledge related to health promotion and elimination of health disparities in ethnic minorities, women, children and older adults.
  4. Promote health and eliminate health disparities in specific populations through research.
  5. Advance nursing knowledge through the inquiry process.
  6. Demonstrate the art of caring in the nurse scientist’s role in academia and industry.
  7. Practice as a nurse scientist in promoting health and eliminating health disparities in health systems and specific populations.

Need financial support to earn your PhD?  Are you interested in becoming a nurse educator? Learn about our Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

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Dr. Susan Letvak
Director of PhD Program
Office: 207 Nursing and Instructional Building
Telephone: 336-256-1024
Fax: 336-334-3223
Email: saletvak@uncg.edu