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The CUNY Graduate Center's Nursing program provide students with education in nursing, related theories, and empirical research methodology, thus preparing them as nurse leaders in the delivery of quality-based health care.
Group of nurses having a discussion in a hospital

The CUNY Graduate Center's Nursing program provide students with education in nursing, related theories, and empirical research methodology, thus preparing them as nurse leaders in the delivery of quality-based health care.

Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Nursing

Full-time

The Nursing program offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS). Both are research doctorates that require a dissertation. The DNS differs from the Ph.D. in that it focuses on testing theory specifically related to nursing sensitive patient outcomes.


Admissions Update

We regret we are currently unable to admit a class into the CUNY Graduate Center Nursing program for the upcoming semester.
 


Program Goals

The goal of the Nursing program is to provide students with education in nursing, related theories, and empirical research methodology, thus preparing them as nurse leaders in the delivery of quality-based health care. The program will expand the knowledge base of nursing practice, health care management, health care policy, and economics through the re-search and scholarship of its faculty members and students. Graduates will be prepared to conduct research, be involved in nursing policy, teach, and assume leadership positions in health care settings.  

The specific goals of the Nursing program are to:

  • Provide education in nursing, related theories, and empirical research methodology to prepare nurse leaders for quality based health care for culturally diverse people.
  • Expand the knowledge base of nursing practice, health care management, health care policy, and economics through the research and scholarship of faculty and students in the nursing doctoral program.
  • The Nursing curriculum includes the study of nursing theories as well as other health-related theories, research methods, and health policy/health economics in a context of multi-disciplinary partnerships to provide quality-based, comprehensive health care. This course of study will prepare graduates to undertake systematic, applied, funded research to improve patient outcomes that are sensitive to the quality of nursing care.
  • Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership positions in health care settings and academia and develop and implement nursing outcomes research. They will be able to:
  • Demonstrate intellectual leadership in health policy for the promotion of health and elimination of health disparities.
  • Evaluate theoretical concepts related to nursing and health care.
  • Conduct nursing outcomes research to promote quality nursing and health care.
  • Synthesize research findings to develop and implement multidisciplinary programs that promote the health of people from diverse cultures.

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Juan Battle

Executive Officer and Presidential Professor, Nursing; Presidential Professor, Sociology; Presidential Professor, Urban Education; Presidential Professor, Liberal Studies; Presidential Professor, Social Welfare; Presidential Professor, Africana Studies

Elizabeth Capezuti

Professor, Nursing; Professor, Social Welfare

Tricia Plummer

Assistant Program Officer, Chemistry