University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: PhD in Nursing Program Review
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was founded in 1879. The higher education institution is part of the University of Arkansas system and is the only comprehensive, academic healthcare university in the state of Arkansas.
The PhD in Nursing program prepares students for a career in academic research and teaching. Admission requirements to the program include a valid RN (Registered Nurse) license. Masters applicants should have graduated from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applicants are required to submit a written example of scholarly work. Applicants to the PhD program whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to enroll in the program. The PhD in Nursing program may be completed on a full or part time schedule. The full and part time PhD in Nursing programs require 3 and 4 years of study respectively.
The University of Arkansas has a variety of financial aid and scholarship opportunities available for students. In addition to doctoral-specific nursing scholarships, students may participate in a graduate assistantship in which doctoral students teach courses to undergraduate students for a small stipend which may be applied toward tuition.