BSN to PhD Pathway & GEP to PhD
The purpose of the BSN to PhD Pathway is to accelerate the research careers of nurse scientists. The pathway offers an opportunity for enrolled students to complete the PhD in Nursing in a time frame of four to six years. Graduates are expected to develop independent programs of research and will receive a PhD in Nursing degree. There is no master’s degree offered through this program. Students interested in a clinically focused career are not candidates for this option.
Summary of Study
The BSN to PhD Pathway is open to registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in nursing and to students who have completed the first year in the GSN’s Graduate Entry Pathway program. Students are required to complete 76 credits post-baccalaureate: 58 credits of coursework (19 credits at the master’s level and 57 at the PhD level) in addition to 18 credits for dissertation.
For information on the comprehensive examination, doctoral dissertation, and continuous enrollment please see the PhD in Nursing Program.
BSN to PhD Pathway Course Sequence