The Ph.D. program at Seton Hall University College of Nursing prepares nurse scholars
to develop and conduct scientific research that advances the theoretical foundation of
nursing practice and healthcare delivery.
Students are taught and mentored by distinguished faculty who are widely recognized as
scholars and researchers. Graduates are prepared with the knowledge and skills to pursue
a lifetime of intellectual inquiry, creative scholarship and independent or collaborative
research. The program allows students to develop their individual research interests,
building upon their unique academic and practice preparation, and offers part-time or
full-time study with late afternoon and evening classes.
The College of Nursing offers a 48-credit, plus dissertation advisement credits, postmaster's
in nursing program curriculum, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
degree. The Ph.D. in nursing curriculum is comprised of core and related course
requirements in knowledge development in nursing science, research methods, select
cognates and dissertation advisement. These courses may be taken from within the
College of Nursing or from designated course offerings from other schools and colleges
within the University with permission of the program director.
Coursework is offered
on campus only;classes are generally taught Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students will identify a research concentration, which will culminate in a doctoral
dissertation focusing on theory development and testing in academic, research, clinical
practice, or healthcare administration. The primary goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare
nurse scholars for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry, creative scholarship and research.