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Nursing Leadership PhD


The online Nursing PhD at The University of Southern Mississippi is a groundbreaking new program designed to bring nurses into a leadership role. Every aspect of the online Nursing PhD, from the coursework to the virtual residency and dissertation, is fully online. You never have to come to campus for anything; it all can be completed online from the comfort of home.

This first-of-its-kind, online Nursing PhD allows you the freedom to gain valuable practice experience without interrupting your schedule. The program and classes were carefully selected to prepare today’s busy nurses for research, academic careers, and leadership roles in universities and health organizations.

This online Nursing PhD will allow you to participate in the health care field while impacting the development of up-and-coming nurses. Allow The University of Southern Mississippi to guide you from BSN to PhD in only 60 credit hours.

Already have your masters degree? You can earn your Nursing Leadership PhD in as few as 48 credit hours.

This is your chance to make a wider impact without interrupting your position in the health care field by getting your fully online Nursing PhD from The University of Southern Mississippi. This is your life, plus college.

The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). That means you can expect a program with the highest standards and quality.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Tuition can be expensive, and at Southern Miss, we want to help. In an effort to meet the demand for qualified nursing faculty, The University of Southern Mississippi is giving the opportunity to participate in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to both full-time and part-time students working toward the Nursing Leadership PhD The NFLP will eliminate up to 85% of student loans for students who plan to teach at any accredited school of nursing in the country after graduation.