Who Should Apply?
If you have your bachelor's or master's in nursing and want a career as a nursing faculty member, you should apply to the PhD in Nursing program from the University of North Dakota.
You may enter the PhD in Nursing program with either a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing. In addition, if you have your bachelor's degree in nursing, but have a master's degree in another field, some of your graduate credits may apply to the PdD.
UND's PhD in Nursing is designed for nurses who prefer a flexible, distance-delivered doctoral program. You may attend on a full- or part-time basis.
You are required to come to the UND campus in Grand Forks, ND, or to a regional nursing research conference for 1 to 2 yearly intensive experiences (3 to 5 days) during your doctoral program.
Admission Requirements: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
- Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program or equivalent nursing preparation.
- A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
- A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in graduate coursework.
- Graduate Record Examination or Miller's Analogy Test scores from within the previous 5 years.
- Completion of a graduate level Univariate Statistics course.
- A one-page paper stating the applicant's research interests, professional goals and affiliation with nursing faculty.
- Evidence of current, unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse.
- Three professional letters of recommendation.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on paper based test or 213 on computer based test for all applicants whose native language is not English.
- An interview will be required for applicants meeting these basic admission requirements.
- Applicant's research interests and professional goals are consistent with program objectives.
*If you do not meet these nursing program admission standards, you may be admitted on a provisional basis with continued enrollment contingent on successful completion of prerequisite coursework and/or successful performance in the program.
For detailed information on admission requirements and the application process, please refer to the UND School of Graduate Studies.
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