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Dr. Debra Moser

Director of Graduate Studies (Doctoral Program)

Professor, Assistant Dean of PhD Program & Scholarly Affairs & Linda C. Gill Endowed Chair of Nursing

College of Nursing

315 College of Nursing Building

751 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0232

Program website

859-257-3336

  • Ph.D
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The mission of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is to promote health and well-being through excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service while fostering diversity and inclusion.

Doctoral Program Description

The goal of the PhD Program, which is ranked among the top eight programs in the U.S. by the National Research Council, is to prepare students to conduct clinical research that generates new knowledge applicable to nursing practice. A foundation of research and scholarship gained at the master's level is further enhanced at the doctoral level. Our students are prepared to assume roles in a variety of settings, from private industry to community colleges to top research-intensive nursing schools affiliated with major academic health centers. 

Doctoral Application Requirements

  • CV
    • CV should include education, licensures, certifications, work experience, honors and awards, and any publications or presentations on which you were author or coauthor.
  • Personal Statement
    • ​In one-to-three double-spaced pages, discuss your reasons for seeking doctoral study, short- and long-term academic and career goals, and your area of research interest. Provide a self-evaluation of your motivation, initiative, and the potential for independent learning; include an example of leadership experience where initiative and self-motivation were important to success.
  • Writing Sample
    • ​Provide an example of scholarly written work that demonstrates excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly and logically.
  • Assistantship Application (optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance)
  • Current, unencumbered RN licensure in Kentucky is required for applicants to the post-BSN Option to the PhD program in nursing, prior to first clinical course.
  • GRE
    • The Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is not required for admission, but highly recommended; GRE scores are used for competitive funding opportunities, particularly from the UK Graduate School.
  • ​Three letters of recommendation
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Spring: October 15 - Applicants will be considered after this deadline on a space available basis.
    • Fall: February 15 - Applicants will be considered after this deadline on a space available basis.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dr. Debra Moser

Director of Graduate Studies (Doctoral Program)

Professor, Assistant Dean of PhD Program & Scholarly Affairs & Linda C. Gill Endowed Chair of Nursing

College of Nursing

315 College of Nursing Building

751 Rose Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0232

859-257-3336

Other programs from the College of Nursing: