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The central purpose of the Ph.D. program in nursing is to prepare nurse-scientists as teacher/scholars with an emphasis on knowledge development related to vulnerable populations. Persons who are vulnerable may include the unborn, impoverished children, the chronically ill, frail elders, the dying and the marginalized. Graduates of this program will advance nursing and health care through teaching, research and health care leadership.

The Ph.D. program includes course work in nursing science, research and statistics, teaching, cognates, and a dissertation. The program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Several sources of financial assistance, including scholarships, are available.

Dr. Maureen E. O'Brien, R.N., P.C.N.S.-B.C.
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
maureen.obrien@marquette.edu

Dr. Marilyn Frenn PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN
Professor & Interim Director of Ph.D. Program
(414) 288-3845
marilyn.frenn@marquette.edu

Tionne Reed
Program and Communication Coordinator
(414) 288-3869
tionne.reed@marquette.edu


Mission

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.

Doctoral education in nursing is built upon the master's-level nursing foundation. It is characterized by the acquisition of research skills necessary for the discovery and use of new nursing knowledge and for preparation for teaching roles.

Program objectives

Students will be able to:

Admission requirements

Post-baccalaureate entry Ph.D. program admission requirements Post-M.S.N. entry Ph.D. program admission requirements

Prerequisites:

R.N. licensure

Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline)

GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale

Statistics course, which included inferential analysis, within past five years

Acceptable GRE scores

Acceptable TOEFL scores (international applicants only)

Three letters of reference

Goal statement

Personal interview

Prerequisites:

R.N. licensure

Master’s degree in nursing

GPA of 3.4 on 4.0 scale

Statistics course, which included inferential analysis, within past five years

Graduate-level research course

Acceptable GRE scores

Acceptable TOEFL scores (international applicants only)

Three letters of reference

Goal statement

Personal interview

Applicants may be denied admission to the Ph.D. program because of space constraints. An applicant must be licensed as a professional nurse. An R.N. with a bachelor’s degree in another field, a direct-entry student or a master’s student may apply to the Ph.D. program. Programs of study may vary in length and are tailored according to previous course work.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Marilyn Frenn vie email or at (414) 288-3845


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College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.