DOCTORATE IN NURSING EDUCATION

DNP to PhD

DOCTORATE IN NURSING EDUCATION

DNP to PhD

Have you been Called to Care - not only for patients but for students, too? Carey’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education Program (DNP to PhD) prepares DNP graduates in faculty roles to seek tenure track positions that require a PhD. The Doctor of Philosophy program is a terminal degree designed to prepare DNP graduates to serve as nurse scholars and nurse educators. Answer the call to care in both the healthcare field and the classroom, and earn a terminal degree that will allow you to share your expertise with tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
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Program Overview

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Tuition
$605 per trimester hour
Hours
This program may be completed part-time in 8 terms (24 months).
Delivery Method
This program is 100% online with the exception of four weekend meetings per year and is convenient for the full-time working student.
Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements
Prospective Students must:

• Complete application for general admission to William Carey University and pay all necessary fees.
• Submit a completed nursing application (after completing general admission application).
• Submit official transcripts from each school attended prior via e-script or mail to Registrar’s office.
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all DNP coursework.
• Hold a DNP from an accredited school of nursing.
• Hold a current unencumbered license with no pending action in any state. (The unencumbered license must be maintained throughout program enrollment)
• If previously enrolled in a PhD program, the applicant must provide a letter of good standing from that program.
• Provide three reference forms (two from individuals who can attest to research and scholarship and one personal reference), updated curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page Scholarly Narrative of personal philosophy of nursing education and goals.
• Demonstrate competency of scholarly writing through submission of a GRE Analytical Writing Score of at least 4.0 in the past five years, completion of Academic Writing for Doctoral Students with a grade of B or better, or successful review of a writing submission.
• Prior to taking Advanced Research Methodology, students must demonstrate basic competency in statistics as evidenced by successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate level statistics course with a B or better in the past ten years, or substantial experience in nursing research projects.
• Demonstrate computer literacy, including proficiency in word processing, email correspondence, and use of the internet.
• Submit a valid criminal background check, or complete one at orientation.
Career Outlooks
Completion of this program will prepare students for faculty roles in nursing education tenure track positions that require a PhD.
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Accreditations
The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at William Carey University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).