Creating Knowledge to Improve Health Outcomes
At Michigan State University, nationally acclaimed nurse researchers conduct cutting edge research that changes lives.
MSU's PhD in nursing program attracts talented, dedicated and high-achieving students who seek to make an impact as nurse scientists. Here research and evidence-based nursing practice contributes to the science of healthcare, addressing priority health problems faced by individuals, families, and communities.
The College of Nursing prepares PhD scholars who are ready to assume leadership roles in academia and research.
The College Offers Two Pathways to the PhD in Nursing:
- Fast-track option for BSN prepared students that allows transition directly into the PhD curriculum
- MSN prepared students begin the PhD curriculum after obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing degree
Research is an integral part of the College's mission. PhD students have the opportunity to work with expert faculty in the areas of chronic conditions, and healthy families and populations - while building the skills necessary to pursue a life of scholarly inquiry.
College of Nursing researchers transfer findings into practice to improve patient care and the quality of patient and family outcomes. Faculty seek external funding from sources including National Institutes of Health, USDA, and Oncology Nursing Foundation to support their program of research.
The College’s PhD program offers students the opportunity to move in scholarly directions, and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study. The College's areas of excellence in scientific and interdisciplinary research include: