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Director of Graduate Studies
Duke University School of Nursing
Box 3322
Durham, NC 27710

General Information

Degree offered:
Faculty working with students:
6-8 each year
Students receiving Financial Aid:
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional for 2021
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The Ph.D. Program in Nursing will prepare strong scientists to conduct nursing research in the broad area of Trajectories of Chronic Illness and Care Systems. Graduates will assume roles primarily in academic and research settings. Our approach is to admit a small number of highly qualified applicants so that every student will work closely with one or more faculty members in a series of mentored experiences, supported by formal course work, to (a) ensure socialization to the role of research scientist; (b) ensure significant knowledge and skill acquisition for launching a successful program of research post doctorate; and (c) to prepare for an entry level role in an academic setting. Students will work on active research projects and it is expected that most will graduate with a record of publication. Each fall, students are admitted for full-time study to engage in rigorous research training for scientific careers in clinical or academic nursing. Students will receive tuition and stipend support.


Spring Application