PhD in Nursing


College of Nursing




Center City


Hybrid (Online and On Campus)




4 Years

Contact Information


Name: Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Position: Professor & Director, Nursing PhD Program

130 S. Ninth Street
Suite 718
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Program Overview

The PhD in Nursing program is 47 credits and provides a novel approach preparing nurse scientists at the highest level of education to generate new scientific knowledge, address healthcare problems, and educate the next generation of nurses. The program is embedded in an educational framework that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and reimagines education and discovery by encouraging collaboration among students during the formative stages of PhD education. The PhD in Nursing program embraces diversity and inclusion through its commitment to eliminate structural racism and unconscious bias in the recruitment and admission process, and advancement of a school wide culture of intolerance for systemic oppression of marginalized persons and groups.

This program is an exciting opportunity to learn directly from nursing scientists from Jefferson College of Nursing. Our goal is to push the frontier of knowledge and convey a sense of power that this knowledge can reshape the world. Graduates of our programs are poised to lead change, spur innovation, and transform healthcare.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in research labs across the university
  • Work with interprofessional research teams 
  • Earn a dual PhD/MPH or public health certificate or an academic nursing (teaching) certificate
  • Learn how to conduct research that embraces social justice and health equity
  • Develop your own independent research with mentorship from expert nurse scientist faculty.
  • 47 credit course completed over 4 years with full-time study. Part-time study options are available.
  • Hybrid format
  • Funding is available