Rutgers offers the only Nursing PhD program at a public university in the state of New Jersey. Since 1989, this research-focused program at Rutgers School of Nursing prepares nurse scientists with, and for, communication of the knowledge base in the nursing profession. Our PhD graduates develop the science, steward the nursing discipline, explore perplexing patient problems; educate the next generation of nurses; create evidence-based practices; discover innovative clinical interventions; test strategies to improve health, manage chronic illness, reduce disability and enhance quality of life; increase patient safety and care quality; shape health policy; reduce health disparities; lead interdisciplinary teams to improve the health care system; and to add to the nursing profession’s valuable body of knowledge.
Rula Btoush, PhD, RN, Interim Graduate Program Director
Ackerson Hall - Rm. 202
180 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Website: PhD Nursing
At Rutgers, our faculty members are recognized leaders ready to support you in your research interests. With active, funded research agendas of their own, they offer the guidance and practical advice you need to begin exploring your work.
Degree Offered: PhD
Part Time Study Available: Yes
Degree Credit Requirements
Lead healthcare organizations
Research Director in healthcare organizations
Director of Clinical Services in healthcare organizations
Industry research scientist
Government or policy organization
Higher Education (faculty, administrator, Dean)
Executive director/CEO in major national organizations
Health advocacy organization
Health care information technology corporations
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Basic statistics course in past 5 years - BSN for post BS pathway - MSN or related healthcare field masters (e.g. MPH) for postmasters pathway - GRE within past 5 years - TOEFL
Transcripts - Personal statement - Writing sample - Resume/CV - 3 letters of support - In-person interview
DEADLINE: April 15th