Ph.D. Program Director: Jennifer Harrison Elder
Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.
The College of Nursing’s Ph.D. program prepares scientists, scholars, advanced practitioners, and leaders in nursing. Comprehensive research and practice preparation is achieved by pairing students with faculty. Students have access to an array of faculty members for interdisciplinary study, clinical practice, and research. Individually directed dissertation research is a major aspect of the Ph.D. program. Research in the College includes aging and health, women’s health, bio-behavioral interventions, and health policy.
Progression in the program depends on the student’s ability to meet academic standards and clinical competencies as defined by College policy.
To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, students must meet the following minimum requirements:
- A BSN or master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE/NLN AC accredited program.
- A master’s program GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a score of 500 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. In the current version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section. or
- A master’s program GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a score of 600 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination General Test. In the current version of the GRE a score a minimum score of 160 in the verbal section and 148 in the quantitative section.
- BSN/PhD Applicant Criteria: A baccalaureate degree GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the most recent 60 credits taken toward the bachelor’s degree and a score of 600 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the GRE General Test. In the current version of the GRE a minimum score of 160 in the verbal section and 148 in the quantitative section.
- Completion of the GRE Analytic or the Analytical Writing Measure.
- International students or students whose native language is not English are required to pass one of the following tests with a satisfactory score of:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
- Computer-based: 213
- Paper-based: 550
- Web-based: 80
- iBT Speaking Component: 26
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
- Overall score: 6.5
- Speaking Component: 7
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB):
- Overall score: 79
- Successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute Program.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
- International students or students whose native language is not English with unsatisfactory scores on the TOEFL, and TOEFL iBT Speaking Component, IELTS, or MELAB; unsuccessful completion of the UF English Language Institute Program; or an unacceptable score on the verbal part of the GRE must achieve an acceptable score on an essay administered by the Academic Written English Program at UF.
- Current licensure (or eligibility) as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
- Availability of a primary mentor who is a College of Nursing faculty member with expertise consistent with the students’ research focus area.
- Students must be either a U.S. citizen, legal U.S. resident or hold a valid visa.
Please see our website for more information: http://admissions.nursing.ufl.edu/degrees/phd.
Degrees Offered with a Major in Nursing Sciences
- Doctor of Philosophy
- without a concentration
- concentration in Clinical and Translational Science
Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
College of nursing courses
|NGR 6002C||Advanced Health Assessment||4|
|NGR 6050C||Nnp: Diag and Proc||1|
|NGR 6052C||Adult Nursing: Diagnostics and Procedures||1|
|NGR 6054C||Advanced Neonatal Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning||4|
|NGR 6101||Theory and Research for Nursing||3|
|NGR 6104||State of the Science in Nursing||3|
|NGR 6140||Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice||4|
|NGR 6230C||Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Diagnostics and Procedures for the Critically Ill||1|
|NGR 6241||Adult Nursing: Common Health Problems||4|
|NGR 6242L||Adlt-Gero Acnp Clin 1||3|
|NGR 6243||Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Critically Ill Adult||4|
|NGR 6243L||Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Critically Ill Adult Laboratory||3|
|NGR 6244||Adult Nursing: Chronic Health Problems||2|
|NGR 6247||Complex High Prevalence Illnesses Of Adults||4|
|NGR 6247L||Complex High Prevalence Illnesses Of Adults||3|
|NGR 6248||Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 3||3|
|NGR 6248L||Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 3||3|
|NGR 6255||Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adult||2|
|NGR 6301||Advanced Child Health Nursing I||3|
|NGR 6301L||Advanced Child Health Nursing I||3|
|NGR 6302||Advanced Child Health Nursing II||4|
|NGR 6302L||Advanced Child Health Nursing II||3|
|NGR 6307||Advanced Child Health Nursing III||3|
|NGR 6307L||Advanced Child Health Nursing III||3|
|NGR 6311||Adv Acute and Chron Chi||4|
|NGR 6311L||Adv Acu Nsg Clinical||3|
|NGR 6320||Neonatal Np 1||5|
|NGR 6320L||Neonatal Np Clin 1||3|
|NGR 6321||Neonatal Np 2||4|
|NGR 6321L||Neonatal Np Clin 2||3|
|NGR 6323||Neonatal Np 3||4|
|NGR 6323L||Neonatal Np Clin 3||3|
|NGR 6350||Family Nurse Practitioner: Women, Adolescents, And Children||4|
|NGR 6364||Seminar: The Nurse Midwife||2|
|NGR 6365||Primary Care Nur-Mid||3|
|NGR 6366||Nur-Midwifery Care 1||3|
|NGR 6366L||Women-Neonates Clin 1||3|
|NGR 6367||Nur-Midwifery Care 2||3|
|NGR 6367L||Women-Neonates Clin 2||3|
|NGR 6368||Nur-Midwifery Care 3||3|
|NGR 6371||Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Neonatal Nursing||3|
|NGR 6372C||Advanced Pediatric Procedures and Diagnostics||3|
|NGR 6503||Psych Np Indiv Psych||3|
|NGR 6503L||Psych Np: Indiv Clin||3|
|NGR 6508||Psych Np Group Psych||2|
|NGR 6508L||Psych Np: Group Clin||3|
|NGR 6509L||Psych Np Fam Clin||3|
|NGR 6538||Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Nursing||3|
|NGR 6560C||Adv Psych Assess Diag||3|
|NGR 6612||Family Nurse Practitioner: Complex Family Health Care (Focus On Gerontology)||3|
|NGR 6638||Health Promotion||3|
|NGR 6705||Adv Role Nurse Educat||3|
|NGR 6718||Eval Nsg Education||3|
|NGR 6740||Role Transition: Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NGR 6807||Mixed Methods in Health Research||3|
|NGR 6815||Foundations of Qualitative Health Research||3|
|NGR 6840||Applied Statistical Analysis I||3|
|NGR 6845||Applied Statistical Analysis II||3|
|NGR 6850||Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NGR 6905||Individual Study||1-3|
|NGR 6930||Special Topics in Nursing||1-3|
|NGR 6937||Synthesis and Integration of State of the Science Research||3|
|NGR 6941||Practicum in Nursing||1-4|
|NGR 6943L||Teaching Practicum||2-4|
|NGR 6944||Individual Clinical Practice||1-6|
|NGR 6945L||Post Master Certificate Practicum||1-4|
|NGR 7003||Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning||3|
|NGR 7115||Philosophy of Nursing Science||3|
|NGR 7124||Theory Development in Nursing||3|
|NGR 7661||Nursing Science in Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations||3|
|NGR 7700||Leadership and Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NGR 7709||Nurse Scientist and Scholar I||1|
|NGR 7816||Quantitative Research Design and Measurement in Nursing||3|
|NGR 7831||Quality Indicators in Nursing Systems||3|
|NGR 7835||Nurse Scientist and Scholar II||1|
|NGR 7882||Ethical Theories and Rational Decision Making in Health||3|
|NGR 7891||Health Policy and Finance in Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NGR 7979||Advanced Research||1-12|
|NGR 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|
SLO 1 Knowledge
Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines.
SLO 2 Skills
Generate knowledge for the discipline of nursing.
SLO 3 Skills
Disseminate findings to researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in health care.
SLO 4 Professional Behavior
Synthesize ethical issues and standards related to science and knowledge development.
SLO 5 Professional Behavior
Develop and engage with interdisciplinary teams within the scientific and health care practice communities.