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BSN to PhD

Why accelerate your career with a PhD in nursing sciences from the University of Florida?

A PhD of Nursing Sciences is the pinnacle of the academic nursing career. Nursing professionals holding doctorates of nursing sciences have an endless stream of career opportunities in health administration, clinical research and advanced clinical practice.

Accelerated BSN to PhD programs allow the best and brightest BSN students fulfill their dream of a higher level of education and a wealth of professional opportunities by providing a quicker path to their doctorate in nursing science. The UF BSN to PhD program is an innovative program which addresses the dearth of PhD prepared nurses who will go on to become nursing educators, researchers and expert clinicians early on in their career.

By moving directly from undergraduate to graduate study, UF accelerated BSN-PhD graduates are entering the field and will have a longer time to contribute to the nursing profession. The BSN to PhD program allows students to be immersed in the learning process without requiring a period of employment between undergraduate and graduate education.

Why the University of Florida College of Nursing?

The UF College of Nursing has the oldest and one of the most respected nursing doctoral programs in the state, and provides the nursing doctoral student access to expert nursing researcher faculty and cutting-edge technological resources. The College’s role in a world-class health science center and network of interdisciplinary health care centers offers students the chance to work with a number of other esteemed interdisciplinary faculty and colleagues from the colleges of Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. In addition, UF is home to the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF , the UF Genetics Institute and the UF Shands Cancer Center.

The UF College of Nursing is committed to helping you meet your educational and career goals. Explore the various ways we can help to financially support your PhD education.

The College seeks to enroll a class of highly qualified students with varied backgrounds and interests. Such diversity contributes to the learning environment for all students, and has historically produced graduates who have served all segments of society and become leaders in our profession.

More information from UF’s Graduate School on UF Nursing PhD Admissions, Program Demographics, Student Funding, Completion and Time-to-Degree Data, Job Placement and Average Student Debt.