PhD In Nursing

Enhancing Health Equity and Quality:
Populations and Policies 

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The PhD program in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston with concentrations in population health and health policy prepares graduates as nurse leaders in addressing critical population health problems/conditions, and for leadership roles as policy analysts, researchers and educators. The program focuses on the intersection of nursing, population health, and health policy.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the PhD program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze historical, sociological, economic, political, and healthcare perspectives of population health issues and health policies.
  • Evaluate health policies that influence the access, quality, and cost of healthcare delivery and nursing practice locally and globally.
  • Generate theory-guided qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research that advances Nursing Science with an emphasis in population health or health policy.
  • Create innovative, evidence-based strategies to shape population health and health policy development at local, national, and global levels based on contemporary nursing and interdisciplinary research.
  • Relate new inquiries, activities, and values to role development as a nurse scientist, steward of the discipline, and educator for the next generation.