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Ph.D. (Nursing)(Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing)

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Ph.D. (Nursing)(Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing)

3 Years
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Post Graduation
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Ph.D. (Nursing) Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Ph.D. Nursing or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing is a doctorate nursing course. It is subjective in nature and undertakes the research work in depth. On the completion of doctorate degree scholars have to submit their “thesis” and then they deserve the respective degree. Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death. The duration of the program is minimum two years from the date of registration (three years for external candidates) and maximum five to six years. The minimum qualifications and other eligibility criteria for admission are the same as for regular full time students. Ph.D. is a broad based course involving a minimum course credit requirement and research thesis.

Ph.D. Nursing Eligibility

  • Nursing professionals who have completed their M.Phil. degree with 55 per cent marks from a recognized University or an equivalent grade (50 per cent for SC and ST candidates).
  • Nursing professionals having M.Sc. Nursing, with 55 per cent marks and five years of teaching/industry/administration/professional/clinical experience. 
  • Nursing personnel, who have completed their M.Sc. Nursing with 55 per cent marks (50 per cent marks for SC and ST candidates).
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