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Conveniently study in the community where you live and undertake independent research while you prepare to impact the nursing field with a PhD in nursing. Participate in on-campus, weeklong summer orientation and returning-student workshops and then complete the program entirely online. U.S. News and World Report ranks our curriculum fifth nationwide.


Our graduates are employed as consultants, researchers, administrators, professors and policymakers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook in the nursing field is excellent and expected to grow by 19 percent through 2022.

Meet a Professor

Dr. Danita Alfred, RN

Professor of Nursing, Disaster Nursing Researcher

Dr. Danita Alfred was selected by the Texas Nurses Association to serve as an expert for the development of “Care for the Caregiver following Traumatic Events: An Educational Self-Help Toolkit,” funded by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation. “I enjoy the opportunity to work with students and help them meet their goals for research and advancing the profession. They are here by choice, and I love that they are willing to work hard.”


Our online nursing programming is No. 1 in Texas and No. 5 nationwide, as rated by U.S. News & World Report

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