What to Expect
In just five years, you’ll become a dual-doctorate graduate from Case Western Reserve, one of the top research universities in the U.S. In our program, you’ll complete coursework in a side-by-side fashion, taking courses in both the DNP and PhD programs concurrently.
Your PhD in Nursing is a research doctorate—you’ll learn from the nation’s top nurse scientists as you conduct interdisciplinary research alongside them and prepare your dissertation. You’ll also complete a DNP project, with the potential for it to serve as a pilot study for your dissertation.
You’ll have the opportunity to complete course requirements for both the DNP and PhD in nursing degrees (55 credits), after which you’ll complete your proposal development, candidacy exam, proposal defense, DNP project and final PhD dissertation defense.