Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Nursing is more than a profession. It's a passion you're eager to pass on. Earn your Ph.D. in Nursing, specializing in Nursing Education, from Nova Southeastern University's Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing and become a force of change. Our online program, paired with an annual one-week Summer Institute, will empower you to make a lasting impact on health care. With our experienced faculty as mentors, you'll have a guide every step of the way.

Explore what NSU's Ph.D. program provides:

  • Interdisciplinary Exploration: Engage with experts from diverse health programs and academic disciplines at NSU, enhancing your teaching mastery.
  • Specialized Study: Dive into quantitative and qualitative research, biostatistics, and grant writing as part of your core curriculum.
  • Elevate Nursing Education: Attain the highest degree from a reputable accredited institution, solidifying your position as a leader in nursing education.

Shape the future of nursing education, one step at a time. Your legacy starts here.

Why Earn a Nursing Degree at NSU?

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A Competitive Edge
Learn from experienced nursing leaders, build professional connections, and gain skills to stand out.
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More Flexibility
Our online classes provide a work-life balance while ensuring professional growth.
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Affordability
We make your education more affordable with financial aid and scholarships.
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Enhanced Skills
Equip yourself with the strategies and insights to handle leadership roles with greater expertise and confidence.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition
Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.
Curriculum
This degree program requires 60 total credits for completion.
 
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online. Admission for this program is only in fall. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS for admission is August 1.
Delivery Options
The Ph.D. Nursing curriculum is delivered completely online, with an annual three-to-five-day, face-to-face Summer Institute session.

Semester I

Credits

( NSG 7090
Philosophy of Science
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7040
Biostatistics I
/Credits: 3)

Semester II

Credits

( NSG 7050
Biostatistics II
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7000
Theory Development
/Credits: 3)

Semester III

Credits

( NSG 7100
Quantitative Research Design
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7030
Leadership in Nursing
/Credits: 3)

Semester IV

Credits

( NSG 7130
Qualitative Research Design
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7020
Health care Policy and Advocacy
/Credits: 3)

Semester V

Credits

( NSG 7110
Research Ethics
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7060
Tests and Measurements
/Credits: 3)

Semester VI

Credits

( NSG 7131
Epidemiology, Advancing Global Health
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7600
Grants and Publications
/Credits: 3)

Semester VII

Credits

( NSG 7270
Doctoral Inquiry: Seminar I
/Credits: 1)
( NSG 7211
Economic Knowledge and Impact
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7151
Leading Change in Health Care Systems
/Credits: 3)

Semester VIII

Credits

( NSG 7280
State of the Science: Seminar II
/Credits: 1)
( NSG 7730 or NSG 7700
Advanced Qualitative Research (7730) or Advanced Quantitative Research (7700)
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 7403
Advanced Nursing Science
/Credits: 3)

Semester IX

Credits

( NSG 7290
Comprehensive Examination: Seminar III
/Credits: 1)

Semester X

Credits

( NSG 7340
Dissertation
/Credits: 3)

Semester XI

Credits

( NSG 7340
Dissertation
/Credits: 3)

Semester XII

Credits

( NSG 7340
Dissertation
/Credits: 3)

Semester I

Credits

( NSG 7090
Philosophy of Science
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7040
Biostatistics I
/Credits: 3 )

Semester II

Credits

( NSG 7050
Biostatistics II
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7000
Theory Development
/Credits: 3 )

Semester III

Credits

( NSG 7100
Quantitative Research Design
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7030
Leadership in Nursing
/Credits: 3 )

Semester IV

Credits

( NSG 7130
Qualitative Research Design
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7020
Health care Policy and Advocacy
/Credits: 3 )

Semester V

Credits

( NSG 7110
Research Ethics
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7060
Tests and Measurements
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7140
Theories of Education
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7600
Grants and Publications
/Credits: 3 )

Semester VII

Credits

( NSG 7270
Doctoral Inquiry: Seminar I
/Credits: 1 )
( NSG 7210
Evidence-Based Evaluation
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7150
Instructional Design and Curriculum Development
/Credits: 3 )

Semester VIII

Credits

( NSG 7280
State of the Science: Seminar II
/Credits: 1 )
( NSG 7730 or NSG 7700
Advanced Qualitative Research (7730) or Advanced Quantitative Research (7700)
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7700
Advanced Quantitative Research
/Credits: 3 )
( NSG 7403
Advancing Nursing Science
/Credits: 3 )

Semester IX

Credits

( NSG 7290
Comprehensive Examination: Seminar III
/Credits: 1 )

Semester X

Credits

( NSG 7340
Dissertation
/Credits: 3)

Semester XI

Credits

( NSG 7340
Dissertation
/Credits: 3)

Semester XII

Credits

( NSG 7340
Dissertation
/Credits: 3)

Each year, a summer institute is held at the end of May or beginning of June on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. Attendance for this two-four day institute is mandatory.

*Minimum of 9 credits

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit coursewizard.nova.edu.

Ready for the Next Step?

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Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS online.

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Submit Transcripts & Additional Required Documents to NursingCAS

Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, Massachusetts 02471

International applicants coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.


It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

Once your application and all documents have been received, the application will be processed and reviewed.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation).