Academics

FAQs

Applications received after this date considered on a space-available basis.

Can I apply to the program if I do not have a Bachelor's degree in nursing?
A Bachelor’s degree in nursing is a requirement for admission into the program. If you are an RN, you may consider enrolling into our RN-to-BS program prior to applying to the BS-to-PhD program.

Can I apply to the program if I do not have a Master's degree in nursing?
If you already have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing you will be eligible for our 87-credit BS-to-PhD program. If you have a master’s degree in a related field you may be eligible to apply for the 60-credit MS-to-PhD program.

Am I eligible for financial aid?
Research and teaching assistantships are available and students are encouraged to  consider these options as part of their PhD program of studies.

Does everybody receive financial support?
All students who request financial support receive some financial assistance.

Can I apply after the deadline?
Yes, you can apply after the deadline; however, applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Which program is right for me: PhD or DNP?
The PhD focuses on research.
The DNP focuses on clinical practice.