Health Care Quality Research Concentration

Three-year full-time or four-year part-time online program for bachelor's-prepared students

Two-year full-time or three-year part-time online program for master's-prepared students

The Ph.D. in health care quality research prepares graduates with research skills to make contributions to the development of nursing knowledge, conduct original research, lead advancements in evidence-based practice and pursue academic or research-oriented careers. This area of concentration focuses on the study and analysis of health care delivery, practices and systems to improve the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and quality of health care services. Graduates earn a Ph.D.

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Program Details

The Ph.D. in nursing with a concentration health care quality research prepares nurse scholars to conduct scientific research on how health care systems and care delivery affect patient outcomes.

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Guaranteed Admission

Students who graduate with the minimum of a bachelor’s degree from the VCU School of Nursing are guaranteed admission to any VCU nursing graduate program provided they meet the requirements for admission and there is program space availability. Contact for more info.