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Doctoral Programs

Overview

Demand in the workplace is rising for nurses with the highest degrees, and you have the curiosity to complete the final step in academia. The two doctoral programs at Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing allow you to focus on a career path in teaching or in practice. Both programs cater to the busy, working professional who seeks convenience and the highest standards of quality.

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program is fully online, and you can complete most courses in only 8 weeks. This practice-focused terminal degree prepares graduates for specialty clinical practice or executive leadership.

    *To apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program you must apply through the centralized application service NursingCAS.
  • The Ph.D. in Nursing, focusing on Nursing Education is also online, except for a on-campus new student orientation and a 1-week Summer Institute at the Ft. Lauderdale campus. Attendance is mandatory for these events. This immersion experience prepares you to transition into research, leadership, and teaching in a college setting.
  • *To apply to the The Ph.D. in Nursing, focusing on Nursing Eduction program you must apply through the centralized application service NursingCAS.

When you become a doctoral student at NSU's College of Nursing, you join an elite group of individuals who support one another in the quest to improve the profession of nursing. This network of nursing leaders creates pathways to success, and you will be warmly welcomed into their ranks.

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