Graduate Program

Doctor of Nursing Science

Doctor of Nursing Sciences

The doctoral program is offered asynchronously 100% online with no requirements for on-campus visits.

Earn your doctoral degree on your schedule. The flexible program allows students to continue working within their careers without missing time from work.

The online Doctor of Nursing Science (DNSc) program is designed to prepare nurses with advanced research skills to deliver evidence-based patient care.  The program will equip graduates with a scientific knowledge base to develop in scholarship, clinical leadership and organizational skills.  The objective of the DNSc program is to ensure that graduates will be able to:

  • the ability to critique and integrate different science perspectives in the conduct of research.
  • the ability to generate new ideas based on a critical evaluation of existing knowledge.
  • the knowledge on how to conduct original research.
  • the ability to utilize professional and research ethics and judgment in the conduct of research.
  • the ability to conduct culturally competent scholarly activities to improve nursing practice.
  • the ability to communicate research findings and their implications on the nursing profession.
  • the ability to integrate the components of scholarship: research, teaching, mentoring, and service to the nursing profession.
  • the ability to provide evidenced based patient centered care to decrease functional limitations.

Course Curriculum



Two courses (6 credits) are required from list below: