Ph.D. Program in School of Nursing

School of Nursing offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) to prepare professional nurses with advanced knowledge to meet the health needs of people globally. With a strong mission to engage in interdisciplinary and industrial/academic collaboration in areas encompassing culture, society, and ecology, we develop an innovative, comprehensive, and extensive curriculum. We focus on nursing  care and geriatric care, provide consulting and training to relevant personnel when needed, and transform these pursuits into the country's nursing care policy research and practices. Based on the field of research, our laboratories are divided into three teams: exercise science in elderly and chronic disease science, cognitive behaviour and health promotion,  and bio-behaviour. Graduates are expected to demonstrate global engagement abilities with the support from our dual degree programs, international research collaboration, and courses co-instructed by faculty members of TMU and our partner universities.

Student testimonials
CAI THI THUY NGUYEN (Enrolled in 2020)
CAI THI THUY NGUYEN (Enrolled in 2020)
The School of Nursing creates an active learning environment, with the enthusiasm support from professors and staffs.
AYYU SANDHI (Enrolled in 2019)
AYYU SANDHI (Enrolled in 2019)
The School of Nursing helps students to grow into professionals through its positive learning environment.
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Our Ph.D. program in Nursing is designed to prepare individuals for their career in nursing as researchers, academics and health care leaders. We educate our graduates with the knowledge and skills required to provide solutions to issues pertaining to the clinical and theoretical domains of health systems.

Graduates of our program will demonstrate:
- ability to contribute to the education of nursing students
- ability to design and conduct research studies of bio-behavioral science
- skills and expertise related to a major specialty  of nursing science

Course details

Our courses are designed to be completed in 2-7 years. Students complete core courses in their areas of interest to cover both Nursing theories and practice. The core education is supplemented through collaborative coursework outside of nursing, as well as research training under supervisors’ guidance. Our courses are delivered in a face-to-face format, which allows active and in-depth engagement with students pursuing scholarly inquiry.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Master degree  and are highly motivated to achieve doctoral level of requirements in Nursing Science (Applicants holding a non-nursing related degree will be considered on an individual basis).

Career outcomes

Our graduates went on to take leadership roles in academia, government, clinical practice and health care related fields; many of them also occupy important positions to influence the policies and practices both nationally and internationally.

Career opportunities:

  • Advanced nurse practitioner
  • Policymaker
  • Consultant
  • Nurse researcher
  • Academic professor
  • Educator for health care facility
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