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PhD in Nursing Science

A PhD in Nursing Sciences is the pinnacle of the academic nursing career. Nursing professionals holding a PhD in nursing sciences 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 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 Clinical and Translational Center, Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF, the UF Genetics Institute and the UF Health Shands Cancer Center.

Faculty Researchers

Our faculty researchers are leading the way in nursing science. Learn more about our faculty researchers from whom you can learn and be mentored.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

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.

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.

Students whose prior study, work experience and proposed research focus, are congruent with the research focal areas of the College of Nursing are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty members’ areas of research can be found above.

If interested please contact:

Dr. Jennifer Elder
Telephone: 352-273-6318
Email: elderjh@ufl.edu