Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Why a Wayne State PhD?

A PhD prepares researchers and scholars to lead the profession and discipline of nursing, emphasizing the development of the student's capacity to make significant, original contributions to nursing knowledge. The program is driven by the understanding that nursing provides vital services that help individuals, families and communities achieve health.

Pathways to a PhD


Check out an overview of the various pathways to a PhD at the WSU College of Nursing, and explore individual pathways in greater detail below.


Director, PhD Program

April Hazard Vallerand PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Graduate Admissions and Continuous Quality Improvement

Chrissy Seaver