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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing Education & Administration

Thank you for your interest in the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration program at William Carey University. The Ph.D. program was designed to prepare professional nurse scholars in the advanced practice areas of nursing education and administration. Nursing education courses will prepare graduates to utilize sound, evidence-based concepts, principles, and knowledge to develop undergraduate and graduate nursing students who will then be able to contribute to the health and well-being of diverse populations across the lifespan. Additionally, the program will prepare graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge to assume leadership and upper-level management roles in nursing education programs or healthcare organizations in order to ensure accountability in clinical nursing practice. Offered on the Hattiesburg campus, the course of study was developed to accommodate the lifestyle of busy nurses. Courses are offered in a web-enhanced hybrid format with three face-to-face meetings over a ten week term. The program can be undertaken on a full- or part-time basis but must be completed within six years of first enrollment. The dissertation process is designed to be completed, with faculty guidance, over four terms. Please explore the website to learn more about this exciting, innovative program.