Ph.D. in Nursing
Combining the flexibility of online and onsite instruction, this rigorous program will prepare nurses at the Ph.D. level to educate the next generation of nurses and assume leadership positions in administrative, research, clinical and entrepreneurial settings. Students will be able to tailor their coursework and individualize their research to focus on one of three areas of concentration: ethics, clinical scholarship, or education.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing program will prepare nurse scholars to:
- Develop advanced expertise in the application of theories and conceptual models to nursing education, practice and research
- Conduct research that advances nursing knowledge
- Evaluate the influences of ethical, social, political, demographic, and economic issues on health care and nursing
- Assume leadership roles in education, practice and research to improve health care
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For the 2013-2014 Academic Year, Mercer University is pleased to receive Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). This funding is available to qualified nursing students enrolled in the graduate education which includes coursework in nursing education. Funding can be applied towards tuition and fees.