23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The School of Nursing’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at University of Nevada, Las Vegas prepares scholars to advance nursing science and practice through rigorous research, evidence-based education, and dynamic leadership. 

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing at University of Nevada, Las Vegas represents the highest level of formal education for a career in research and the scholarship of discovery. It prepares scholars for the expression and communication of the knowledge base in the profession. 

The Ph.D. graduate develops the science, stewards the profession, educates the next generation of nurses, defines its uniqueness, and maintains its professional integrity.

Career Possibilities

The Ph.D. program prepares leaders, scholars/researchers, and educators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowledge Development in Nursing
  • Theory Development in Nursing
  • The Nurse as Leader
  • Statistical Methods for Nursing Research I: Univariate Methods
  • Statistical Methods for Nursing Research II: Multivariate Methods

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Generally, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 = A scale) earned in a nursing or health-related master's program of study is required. Students who graduated from accredited competency-based schools are advised to contact the Program Director for additional information.
  • Successful completion within the last 5 years of graduate course work or equivalent in statistics and research with a B or better.
  • Current unencumbered and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in at least one state or territory of the US.
  • Applicants must present GRE scores on verbal, quantitative and analytic measures. The exam must have been taken within the last five years. Post-DNP applicants are exempt from this requirement.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's motivation, academic capability, scholarship potential, and personal integrity for doctoral study in nursing.

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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