University of Delaware to launch doctoral nursing program

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November 9th, 2010

The University of Delaware (UD) recently announced that it will begin offering a doctoral nursing degree program in the fall 2011 semester.

The three-to four-year nursing program is aimed at individuals wishing to prepare for careers in the academic or research fields and healthcare settings.

The program will be the first doctoral program for Delaware residents.

Those enrolled in the program will receive individualized attention in a small cohort, and will be immersed in the research process through assistantships on funded studies.

Students will not only benefit from interdisciplinary resources at UD, but from partner institutions in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance.

According to Kathleen Schell, interim director of the UD school of nursing, the program will “contribute to the preparation of future nurse scholars” who will “educate the next generation of nurses.”

Schell states that nearly 93 percent of current faculty openings require applicants to have a PhD.

To apply, individuals must have a BSN from an accredited college or university and an MS in nursing or another discipline within the health field. Applicants must have also completed a minimum of three credits undergraduate and graduate-level statistics. 

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