Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University's Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree program is an intellectually stimulating, innovative, and student-friendly PhD program that prepares RNs as scholars and beginning nurse researchers/scientists. Graduates of the program will contribute to the continued development of the discipline and profession of nursing. The graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Articulate multiple perspectives on knowledge development and a broad understanding of research methods.
  • Critique and synthesize nursing and interdisciplinary knowledge in a substantive area of inquiry.
  • Generate and disseminate nursing knowledge through research that is innovative, rigorously conducted, ethically sound, and culturally sensitive.
  • Steward the discipline by serving as leaders in health care and academic settings.

Essential Program Information
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Student Handbook
Please refer to the student handbook for valuable information about the Doctor of Nursing Philosophy Program

International Students
The School of Nursing welcomes international students to an intellectually stimulating doctoral program offered in a supportive environment. International students comprise 10% of the University student population and approximately one third of the nursing doctoral students at SLU. An active Office of International Programs and an International Center provide campus support. Language assistance and aid in writing/editing are available through the ESL program and the Graduate Writing Center. Saint Louis is an ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse community with markets, newspapers, restaurants, other businesses, and houses of worship or meditation that address the special traditions of many different nationalities.