Doctoral – PhD in Nursing

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About the Program

Georgetown’s PhD in Nursing Program is a premier doctoral program designed for individuals who want to be leaders for change by seeking to advance the discipline and those they serve in academic, community health, health care, policy, global, and research settings.

Georgetown’s PhD program leads in creating nurse scientists who generate knowledge with ethics and health equity as its core compass, to advance health, appreciating our shared humanity.

Roberta Waite, Dean of Georgetown University School of Nursing

Program Features

Program Admissions

Application Deadlines

Fall 2023 Entry Application Cycle

Application Opens: 07/2022

Priority Application Submission Deadline: 12/01/2022

Final Application Submission Deadline: 01/15/2023

Applications for the PhD in Nursing Program are handled by Georgetown’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Applications for Fall 2023 entry are currently being accepted.

Applicant Questions

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Faculty Expertise

Nursing PhD students work with faculty who have expertise in multidimensional and complementary areas, including health disparities and equity, ethics, mental health, women’s health, cardiovascular science and physiology.

Edilma L Yearwood

We have joined the community of local, national and global nurse scientists and scholars prepared to lead in discovery, translation and dissemination in order to promote health equity, ethical and social justice for all.

Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Kelley Anderson

The PhD in Nursing Program at Georgetown will immerse future nurse scholars and leaders in our globally recognized, intellectually vibrant community across diverse research areas and academic disciplines.

Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP, CHFN

Current Students