School of Nursing Doctor of Philosophy

The OHSU School of Nursing offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program to prepare nurses for expanded research, teaching, and clinical roles.


Program at a Glance

  • The Ph.D. is a research-intensive degree to educate nurse scientists. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are supported by coursework and faculty mentorship.
  • A PhD can be completed in 3-7 years.
  • Courses are taught to both face-to-face students and distance students using "distance friendly" technology.
  • OHSU is a health sciences campus with access to laboratories, clinical populations and research centers.
  • See meet our PhD faculty to learn about faculty research expertise.

Contact the Program Director

Judith Baggs

Judith Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.


The Nursing Education exchange is a partnership among universities offering doctoral programs in Nursing (PhD & DNP). The goal is to provide the opportunity for students at one collaborating institution to take course(s) from another collaborating institution.

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