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Our PhD in Nursing program prepares nurse scientists to conduct research that will guide safe and effective nursing care.

Whether you’re seeking an early start to your doctorate or you want to build on your master’s degree, there’s a pathway for you at Rutgers School of Nursing.

Renowned Faculty

At Rutgers, our faculty members are recognized leaders ready to support you in your research interests. With active, funded research programs of their own, they offer the guidance and practical advice you need to begin exploring your work. Gain hands-on experience alongside these experts in a research practicum preparing you for your dissertation.

Student testimonial

The PhD program fully prepared me for my role as a nurse scientist. The faculty were experienced and knowledgeable, and challenged me to broaden my understanding of research.

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello, ’07

Abundant Resources

Access our other rich resources such as research centers, links to health care facilities, and a world-class library system at the reasonable tuition cost of a state university — an excellent value for your education. Plus, virtually all of our students receive some type of financial assistance.

A World of Opportunity

With PhD-prepared nurses in great demand, a variety of career options awaits:

  • Nurse scientist at a major health care facility
  • Researcher at a research center or pharmaceutical company
  • President, CEO, or other leadership role in a professional organization
  • Faculty member at a nursing school or college
  • Dean or other leadership position at a nursing school or college