Nursing, PhD

  • Westchester

Be A Leader in Nurse Science

Are you interested in developing new nursing science, serving as a leader of your profession, and educating the next generation of nurses? Our research-intensive program focuses on primary healthcare, a people-centered approach that makes prevention as important as the cure. Get started on your future calling with Pace’s PhD in Nursing.

Shape the Future of Nursing

  • The only program of its kind in the mid-Hudson region.
  • Each student is assigned a faculty mentor for the duration of the program
  • Full-time program meets one day per week during the academic year

Take Nursing Courses Like…

  • NURS 754: Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings, where you will explore the nursing leadership role in teaching and learning in the academic setting.
  • NURS 925: Research Practicum, where you will hone research skills, analyze the research of clinical experts, and evaluate components of the mentoring process within a nurse scientist role.
  • NURS 928: Dissertation Development where you will focus on the preliminary development of a dissertation proposal.

Students’ research focuses on the full range of healthcare factors, from prevention to treatment of illness. This multi-sectoral approach recognizes that health is affected by, and affects, housing, education, clean air and public water supplies.

Add Opportunities and Experiences

Move through the program within a cohort where you will build a supportive network and community of the future. You’ll also be able to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary credits.

“The purpose of our program is to prepare nurses who will be scientists, leaders, and educators. Each graduate is ready to conduct research, discover new knowledge that will impact patient care, and become a steward of the profession.”

—Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN, director of the PhD Program

What can you do with a PHD in Nursing?

Graduates of the PhD in Nursing program become nurse scientists, researchers, faculty, and leaders in the profession.

Where are Pace Graduates Employed

Students graduate fully prepared to enter universities and colleges of nursing, health systems and hospitals, among others.