Academics

About Our Students

Photo: Doctoral Students and Faculty at the Fourth Annual UMass 5-Campus PhD Nursing Student Forum, October 2, 2012
Photo: Doctoral Students and Faculty at the Fourth Annual UMass 5-Campus PhD Nursing Student Forum, October 2, 2012

Our PhD Program in Nursing attracts a remarkable range of students, from recent graduates of accredited BS nursing programs to experienced nurses with master’s degrees. Students come from diverse healthcare settings and vary widely in years of experience, and in social, cultural, and economic background.

Students work closely with faculty members dedicated to developing their professional and intellectual interests and leadership competencies as mentors, teachers, advisors, and members of dissertation committees.

Our graduates are prepared to meet the healthcare needs of their city, state, and nation, and to serve as leaders at the forefront of nursing science, research, and clinical practice.