University of North Dakota


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The Ph.D in Nursing prepares nurses for research and faculty roles with a research emphasis on nursing care of vulnerable and diverse populations.

Nursing faculty believe that education in nursing at the doctoral level prepares advanced nurse clinicians as nurse scientists and nurse educators to discover, understand and critically evaluate the literature in nursing and related fields, and to apply appropriate principles and procedures to the recognition, evaluation, interpretation and understanding of issues and problems at the forefront of nursing knowledge.

The doctoral program is designed with both post-baccalaureate and post-master's entry points. Nurses who have baccalaureate degrees in nursing, but have master's degrees in other fields, may be eligible for advanced placement in the program.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Department of Nursing
University of North Dakota
430 Oxford Street Stop 9025
Nursing Building
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9025

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