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Advance Your Career in Nursing Education

Prepare for your teaching career in the dynamic field of nursing education with a Ph.D. in Nursing from IUP. Students enrolled in the program will experience courses in pedagogical practices and faculty development, while conducting cutting-edge research necessary to the advancement of nursing education. The Nursing Ph.D. and DNP to Ph.D. programs at IUP are offered both at main campus and at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

Transition Your DNP to a Ph.D. in Record Time
With the unique Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program at IUP, students will easily combine the skills and education gained throughout their DNP program with the knowledge and teaching abilities provided by a Ph.D. degree. As students progress through this accelerated Ph.D. program, they will encounter a shortened curriculum... (Learn more)

What IUP Can Offer You:

  • The PhD in Nursing at IUP is based in nursing education research, nursing pedagogy, and faculty role development. With faculty expertise in all of these areas, students are provided the skills necessary to excel as professors in the nursing field, fulfilling the nationwide demand for doctoral-level nursing faculty.
  • Finish your coursework in as few as 11 semesters, including summer sessions, while engaging in the convenient course format delivered at a suitable pace for working professionals.
  • Hybrid course delivery and flexible class schedule.
  • Students with DNP degrees wanting to pursue a PhD can engage in the unique DNP to PhD program at IUP, which offers a shortened PhD curriculum.
  • Build a supportive professional and academic network in your cohort program. Students will move through their sequence of classes as a group.
  • Courses offered at convenient locations—Indiana, Pa., and Harrisburg, Pa.

Meet the Coordinator

For more information on the Nursing PhD or DNP to PhD programs, contact:

Dr. Susan Poorman
Phone: (724) 357-3258
Phone: (724) 357-3269

  • Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department
  • Johnson Hall, Room 210
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2557
  • Allied Health Programs: 724-357-7647
  • Graduate Nursing (MS): 724-357-7647
  • PhD Nursing: 724-357-3269
  • Fax: 724-357-3267
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.