UT Tyler PhD in Nursing

Student Testimonials

"Throughout my undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing education, I have never experienced the level of support, guidance and genuine concern for my success as I have with the faculty and staff in the UTTYLER doctoral program. When I think that doctoral coursework, family, career, and life are too much to manage, the faculty give me that little push and encouragment that I need to get over the hump. The relationships I am building with faculty, staff, and classmates will be relationships I carry with me the rest of my life." - Cathy Miller, UT Tyler PhD in Nursing Student, UT Tyler.

"The faculty are knowledgeable, personable, accessible and want us to understand and synthesize the material being taught in order to succeed. This may be an online program, but I feel more in touch with my professors than I ever did in a face-to-face program. I recommend UT Tyler to everyone I come across." -Jennifer Donwerth, UT Tyler PhD in Nursing Student, UT Tyler.


"The PhD program in Nursing at University of Texas at Tyler is such a blessing. I wanted to return to school but as a nursing faculty member, wife, and mother I was not able to leave north Louisiana to do so. UT Tyler's online PhD program has given me the opportunity to pursue my goal in a supportive but rigorous online environment.

The faculty go out of their way to support and challenge us. The format is so well organized and the tools and support people allow me to focus on learning. The initial days of introduction to the program held on the UT Tyler campus were excellent. I would not trade that time as we got to know the faculty, our fellow students from across the country, and the support services available to us. It was truly a motivating time as we began to address our individual areas of research. Each week I find myself pushed but still encouraged and motivated. I look forward to the growth that takes place each step of the way." -Donna Hood, UT Tyler PhD in Nursing Student, UT Tyler.

"I am very surprised at how wonderful the faculty members are. I guess I shouldn't have been considering that they were this way when we were there for orientation. However, even in cyberspace everyone's beautiful personalities come through. Finding this program was truly a blessing and I know it was the providence of God that led me to it. I continually pray for guidance and I know that I will be successful.

As my brain goes, I truly do feel it expanding. In just these few short weeks I feel that I have embarked upon a journey that will certainly change me as a professor and my view of my role in the profession of nursing. I am ready to make my contribution to the profession. I am pondering things that I never thought of before. As a result of reading the book Flatland I really have been educated that we have to expand our thinking beyond what we know." -Carmon Weekes, UT Tyler PhD in Nursing Student, UT Tyler.