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PhD in Nursing

PhD in Nursing Resources




AACN Publications

PhD Pathway Community


Meet Nurse Researchers

Student Resources

Below is a snapshot of the most current data available on the PhD in Nursing and other research-focused nursing doctorates. PhD Infographic


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AACN Position Statements and Publications

Meet Nurse Researchers and Teams


AACN Asked its Members "What is Nursing Science?"

Generates Knowledge


Patient Care


5 Federally-Funded Research Studies



Burning Questions


Zika and Microcephaly Research
in Haiti

Coronary-Vascular Disease
and Depression


Resources for Students
Self Assessment Survey - Is Doctoral Education Right for Your?

Take a readiness self-assessment that will guide you towards assessing your situation and making informed choices about your future educational plans so that you can make all the right choices.

Your Guide to Graduate Nursing Programs (PDF Brochure)

Download AACN’s free guide to Graduate Nursing Programs. Brochure includes, nursing education options, preparation for specific nursing roles, insider tips on choosing the right graduate program, finance and support, bibliography, and web resources.

Graduate Nursing Student Academy

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) provides high value programs, services, and resources to graduate nursing students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at AACN member schools. The GNSA is committed to supporting graduate students preparing for careers as faculty members, researchers, advanced practice registered nurses, clinical nurse leaders, policy experts, and healthcare administrators, among other roles. Learn more


PhD Student Webinars On-Demand

National Institute for Nursing Research

The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. To achieve this mission, NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness, research that spans and integrates the behavioral and biological sciences, and that develops the scientific basis for clinical practice. See below for student resources:


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