• Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctoral Programs

Nationally Acclaimed Online Programs Preparing Graduates to Improve Care & Influence Policy!

Doctor of Philosophy Program

Program with a unique focus on health promotion, human response & healing with research emphases in biobehavioral research, vulnerable populations & contemporary pedagogies, giving students the opportunity to investigate nursing from a holistic perspective.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Our mission is to prepare advanced practice nurse leaders who will participate in the transformation of the health care system. Our emphasis on improving access to quality of care to vulnerable populations & reducing health disparities makes for an exceptional learning experience.

A successful graduate of our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the UTMB School of Nursing will demonstrate the following:

Integrate nursing science and theory with scientific and theoretical knowledge from other disciplines as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice.

Develop and evaluate culturally appropriate and effective approaches to health care delivery that meet current and future health care needs.

Use information technology and ethical research methods to improve practice and the practice environment.

Demonstrate knowledge of standards and principles for selecting and evaluating information systems, patient care technology, and related ethical, regulatory, and legal issues.

Analyze health care policy and function as an advocate for the nursing profession.

Communicate and collaborate effectively to function as a leader in interprofessional teams.

Analyze epidemiological, biostatistical, occupational, and/or environmental data in the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of clinical prevention and population health.

Demonstrate the foundational practice competencies required for DNP practice.