Amy Stuck, PhD, RN
"Thanks to the exemplary faculty, support staff, and my colleagues in the PhD program, I am prepared and challenged to expand nursing knowledge through research."
To achieve expertise as beginning level nurse scientists, students are
educated and socialized for their roles both didactically through course work, seminars
and tutorials and experientially through research assistantships, collaboration with
faculty mentors and independent research. Students receive a strong foundation in scientific
inquiry with a focus on a clinically relevant area for scholarship and research.
Students are encouraged to prepare three publishable articles related to their dissertation focus, research process and findings, or a substantive grant application and two publishable articles in lieu of the traditional dissertation format.