Nursing: Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Nursing

About the Degree

The Ph.D. in Nursing is a joint program between The University of Akron School of Nursing and Kent State University College of Nursing.

The focus of the Ph.D. program is to prepare nurse scholars with expertise in discovery and integration, and it provides opportunities for the development of scholarship in application and teaching. As a nursing scholar, students gain the ability and the opportunity to develop nursing knowledge, shape health care policy and advance new avenues of patient care. Throughout the Ph.D. program, students will be involved in a vibrant exchange of ideas on many levels addressing important health care issues.

This is a research doctorate. Students will research their own area of interest.

Salary and Career Outlook

There are few Ph.D. prepared nurses. Thus the job market is very good.

Average salaries range from $80,000 to $200,000 (in large hospital systems).

Recent employers include:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Chamberlin
  • Kent State University

Why Akron?

We have the advantage of sharing faculty with Kent. This offers more diversity in faculty so that students can choose their own topics of interest for research.

Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Marlene Huff

Mary Gladwin Hall, Room 201L

(330) 972-5930

Graduate School: Heather Blake

Polsky Building, Room 467

(330) 972-7664