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PhD in Nursing

The PhD program is not currently accepting applications

The Loma Linda University School of Nursing’s research-focused PhD program prepares nurse scientists to combine scientific research with leadership roles in nursing policy formation.

The PhD program emphasizes research by including 3 statistics classes in the core curriculum, while other programs only require 1. The curriculum builds on the foundational information and skills acquired through BSN education, and on the advanced knowledge and expertise gained in MSN education.

The LLU nursing school has a reputation of developing nurse scientists who contribute significant new knowledge to nursing practice and research.

PhD in Nursing Information

BS to PhD Fact Sheet
(draft)

A PDF with required courses, admission requirements, application information and details about tuiton and fees

MS to PhD Fact Sheet
(draft)
A PDF with required courses, admission requirements, application information and details about tuiton and fees

PhD Student Handbook

Updated for 2014-2016

Sample Curriculum

View a sample curriculum of the PhD program

Distance Education

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NEXus (Nursing Education Exchange)

We are collaborators with NEXus (Nursing Education Exchange). Click on the link for more information

Nursing Research

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