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PhD in Nursing Program

Vision and Objectives

The program prepares nurse scholars who can conduct independent research and assume leadership roles in a variety of setting by focusing on: 

Developing knowledge that informs the promotion and positive transformation of health across the lifespan at the individual, group, community and global level 

Enhancing Healthcare services and systems through research, leadership, policy development, and organizational change 

Sustaining excellence in nursing practices through transformative and caring pedagogies  


Graduates will: 

  • Have a substantive knowledge base in a selected area of scholarship 
  • Advance the discipline of nursing and provide leadership through knowledge generation i.e. research and theory development to inform nursing practice and education, policy development, and high-quality healthcare 
  • Provide education in undergraduate/graduate/continuing nursing education programs  

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The Graduate Program in Nursing at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.