PhD in Nursing Science Program

Welcome to the Vanderbilt School of Nursing

Faculty and students in a synchronous weekly class using Scopia

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2016: Your Application Must Be
Complete by June 30, 2016.
Click Here For a List of Required Application Components
Click Here to Begin Your Application

We're excited you are considering our online/distance nursing doctoral program designed to prepare scholars for research and academic careers in public or private sectors of health care. Graduates of our program conduct and disseminate research that responds to regional, national, and international priorities. Our faculty is committed to preparing nurse scholars who can lead the nation in extending the body of nursing knowledge.


We provide a collegial and supportive environment with close faculty interaction. Our atmosphere is unique, stimulating and includes rich mentoring experiences. We encourage you to take the time to learn more about our program, faculty, and the many resources Vanderbilt has to offer.




PhD Block/Intensives Academic Year 2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016: August 29 – Sept 2 (Mon – Fri)

Spring Semester 2017: January 9 - 12 (Mon – Thurs)

Summer Semester 2017: May 8 - 11 (Mon – Thurs)