The purpose of the PhD in nursing degree program is to prepare scholars who will discover and extend scientific knowledge that advances the science and practice of nursing and contributes to other disciplines. Graduates of the PhD program are prepared to:
- Generate new knowledge through research and testing of theory;
- Examine the trends and factors that influence the generation of knowledge and its use in health care;
- Contribute to solutions that advance health care in a culturally diverse society through communication of knowledge to the clinical, public, professional, and scientific communities of interest and public policy makers;
- Reflect a nursing and interdisciplinary perspective in research and scholarly endeavors.