Arizona State University / Downtown

Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

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The purpose of the interdisciplinary PhD in Nursing and Healthcare Innovation (PhD) program is to provide an academic environment that fosters scholarship, critical thinking and creativity. The 84-credit program is designed for scholars who wish to develop advanced leadership skills in innovation, research, education, health care delivery, and policy issues as they generate and apply knowledge across settings. Student achievement is supported through rigorous coursework and personal, guided mentorship in research, a hallmark of the program. Coursework is offered in both traditional on-site delivery format and synchronous online delivery, each designed to maintain the commitment to a highly mentored, interactive learning experience. Student research is supported by interdisciplinary faculty in various programs and Centers for Research Excellence, including health disparities, healthcare innovation leadership, healthy aging, healthy families, nursing education, and world health promotion and disease prevention.

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

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

Levi Colton
Academic Advisor
College of Nursing & Health Innovation
Telephone: 602-496-0774

Degrees Available