PhD in Nursing

College of Nursing PhD Students

The PhD Program in Nursing seeks to educate graduates who will be well prepared to conduct clinically-based and/or education-based studies to advance nursing science.


The teacher–scholar model of the Program seeks to educate graduates who will be well prepared to teach diverse populations of students in a variety of educational and clinical settings using state of the art technology; who will be equipped to provide leadership as the architects of curricula and members of evaluative bodies; who will be active contributors to the advancement and development of research; and who will be active participants in the various roles of faculty within academic institutions. 


Application Deadline

Apply by December 1 to the PhD Program

Villanova Graduate Nursing Program

Villanova University is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education and is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Higher Education to grant the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Villanova Doctoral programs in nursing do not have specialized accreditation. Doctoral programs exist within regionally accredited universities.