The College of Nursing
The UMSL College of Nursing was established in 1981 with the initiation of a BSN completion program. A full BSN program including an accelerated option for non-nurses, MSN programs and academic and professional doctoral programs were established by 2000. UMSL is the only public institution in the St. Louis metropolitan area that offers baccalaureate through doctoral nursing education. The College enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the regions health services providers our community of interest.
College of Nursing Faculty
The Colleges nursing faculty members are recognized as leaders in the education of nurses and innovators in nursing practice and research. The faculty, through teaching and research, is at the forefront in the changes in delivery of health care and are dedicated to the advancement of the nursing profession. Students have access to faculty through classroom and clinical settings, the internet and extracurricular activities.
Information about the PhD program faculty and their research interests is available in the faculty index.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing
The PhD program is designed for graduates to attain the following program outcomes:
*Approved by the PhD committee 12/11/06
- Develop skills and knowledge to establish a program of research and scholarship.
- Design, conduct, and disseminate a dissertation that contributes to nursing knowledge.
- Translate nursing research into practice and policy.
- Assume leadership roles in healthcare by collaborations and partnerships with institutions in the greater St. Louis region.
- Improve the health care quality of life of individuals/families /communities regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Courses in nursing science and theory, research and statistics and cognates are required. Students complete dissertation research under supervision of the graduate faculty in order to make a contribution to nursing knowledge. Students may select additional courses in order to prepare for faculty or administrative positions when they complete the program.
Graduate Supplemental Fee 2 is charged for N7200, N7211, and N7401 in addition to the Graduate Educational Fee.
Information for Prospective Students:
A list of required application materials for the PhD Program can be found on our Online Application Site. Click on "How to Apply" for further details.