North Florida PhD Consortium
Why accelerate your career with a PhD of Nursing Sciences through the North Florida PhD Nursing Consortium?
A PhD of Nursing Sciences is the pinnacle of the academic nursing career. Nursing professionals holding doctorates of nursing science have an endless stream of career opportunities in health administration, clinical research and advanced clinical practice. The PhD is also the gateway to a career in nursing education, where qualified faculty are greatly needed to alleviate a growing nursing faculty shortage, a crisis that has eclipsed the nursing shortage itself. The UF College of Nursing realizes this need, and has expanded access to a PhD in Nursing Sciences to North Florida through their North Florida PhD Nursing Consortium.
State nursing programs at Florida A&M University , Florida State University, the University of North Florida and the University of West Florida have joined with the UF in a cooperative PhD degree in nursing sciences. Through this cooperative degree offering students may now access the UF program through sites in Tallahassee Jacksonville, and Pensacola.
Nurses with PhD preparation also have endless career options in social, governmental, and health care organizations as well as traditional careers in univ e rsity and college education. The opportunities for those who aspire to be nursing educators are limitless, and a doctorate of nursing science expands the role of nursing educators to practice research and be expert clinicians.
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