Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Join the front ranks of nursing science and service

As measured by academic standing and federal research funding, the UNMC College of Nursing ranks in the top tier of the approximately 100 major schools of nursing in the U.S.

Our PhD program prepares scholars for leadership roles in research, education, practice, health policy and administration.

Nurse scientists work in clinical and academic settings to develop knowledge that shapes the future of nursing practice and education.

Research yields endless dividends in better care.

Areas of nursing research emphasis

Your mentors: distinguished faculty who lead their fields

Our faculty includes nationally recognized teachers, researchers and practitioners with a prodigious record of scholarly publication and research grants.

Many are well-known authorities often cited for advancing their fields – especially in health promotion, caregiving and symptom management in cancer and cardiac conditions.

Doctoral faculty

Educating tomorrow's nursing scientists, teachers and leaders

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Dr. Ann Berger is director of our PhD program and holds the Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair. She is nationally known for her research in oncology nursing, especially chemotherapy fatigue and sleep disturbances in breast cancer patients.

Read more about her studies

"Join a culture of nursing leadership that fosters personal, professional and scholarly advancement."