The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program at the University at Buffalo prepares nurse scientists and academicians who will contribute to knowledge development, theory generation and hypothesis testing to improve nursing practice outcomes and health care. Below we articulate three distinct entry pathways for completing UB’s PhD in Nursing degree program.
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a funding opportunity that aims to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. PhD students can apply for up to five years of financial support, contingent upon ongoing federal funding. To learn more, visit the UB SON NFLP page.
A PhD program of study requires a significant time commitment. More than 20 hours of work per week outside of the program is discouraged during full-time coursework or dissertation research. While full-time study is ideal, students may also enroll on a part-time basis with the understanding that not all courses are available each semester and scholarships for part-time students are limited.
PhD graduates will be nurse scholars who: