PhD in Nursing

Transform the science of healthcare

The Purdue University West Lafayette campus offers an on-site program to earn the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD in Nursing) degree. One of only two PhD in Nursing programs in the state of Indiana, our campus-based PhD program is designed to prepare the next generation of nurse scholars and scientists for a career in innovative and translational research through the use of interprofessional collaboration and teams. The PhD in Nursing emphasizes optimization of health care delivery through two foci: innovative care and innovations in healthcare delivery systems.

BSN to PhD Program

Our NEW BS to PhD program started Fall 2023 and is open for applications

Unique features of this program 

  • We have two entry points into our PhD in Nursing program: Bachelor's and Master's.
  • Our BS to PhD in Nursing program is designed for highly motivated students to enroll directly into doctoral studies.

Financial support

The School of Nursing offers financial support to admitted full-time students in the form of full-tuition scholarships or research and teaching assistantships, based on available funds. 



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