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Best Doctoral Programs: School of Nursing ranked 1st in nation in best value for PhD programs

Posted: Sept. 29, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is No. 1 in the nation for PhD programs, according to Values College, an online publication that offers meticulously researched, straightforward, and practical answers to commonly asked questions about value and affordability of college programs across the nation. Click here to read the “Top 50 Best Value Phd Nursing Programs of 2016” article by Values College.

The UT Austin School of Nursing offers both a PhD in Nursing, which prepares students to become researchers and to assume advanced leadership roles in academic settings, nursing and health care delivery, and a doctor of nursing practice degree program, which prepares graduates for today’s increasingly complex health care practice and clinical leadership roles.

Both programs answer the call of the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” which affirmed a need for more nurses with advanced degrees and recommended doubling the number of doctoral-prepared nurses by 2020.

“The UT Austin School of Nursing has long been renowned for excellent graduate programs focused on educating top-notch researchers and faculty to meet the growing need for a more equitable delivery of health care. Having these efforts recognized and rated so highly is very gratifying,” said Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing. “I am proud of our faculty, who contribute their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, to the School of Nursing, ensuring that we will continue to excel and meet the demand for more nurse educators and scientists.”

The PhD program, which was established 40 years ago, has more than 650 graduates, many of whom are serving in leadership roles across the nation and the world. Currently, alumni are leaders in the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in the armed forces, and are faculty and deans at top-ranked schools of nursing.

To learn more about the UT Austin School of Nursing PhD program, email Tracy Demchuk, assistant director of Graduate Academic Services, or call (512) 471-7927.

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