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New Nursing PhD Program Answers Need for More Nurse Scientists

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New Nursing PhD Program Answers Need for More Nurse Scientists

Patricia Bruckenthal is Director of the PhD in Nursing Program, slated to begin in summer 2018.

Stony Brook, NY, November 29, 2017 – The Stony Brook University School of Nursing is launching a PhD in Nursing that will begin in the summer of 2018. The PhD in Nursing Program emphasizes education and training at the highest level in order to develop the next generation of nurse scientists and educators skilled in research methodologies useful in all areas of nursing science to improve the health and well-being of the population. 

The 54-credit program is designed to take 2.5 years to complete, with an additional year for dissertation completion. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, (AACN), the current national demand for nurses with PhD-level education is high, particularly in academia where retirement numbers this decade are expected to create a need for more nursing faculty. 

Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, Director of the Program and Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Innovation, says the strength of the Stony Brook program is the School’s ongoing research partnership with researchers university-wide and particularly from many departments in the School of Medicine and other health sciences schools. 

For more information about the academic program, see this Stony Brook PhD in Nursing link.


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Stony Brook University is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish. Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become a flagship as one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 26,000 students and 2,600 faculty members, and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University is a driving force in the region’s economy, generating nearly 60,000 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $4.6 billion. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge. 

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