With the advancing technology, learning institutions for nursing are creating innovative ways in attracting nurses to engage in nursing science.

In a blog site, two Alabama universities namely, the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and University of Alabama (UA) Colleges of Nursing recently announced a new joint Nursing Science PhD program that will be implemented in summer 2019 and will be the first online joint Nursing Science PhD program in Alabama.

The program will primarily be in an online format, combined with a five-day on-site summer intensive alternating between each university?s campus.

Program courses will include Informatics for Healthcare Teams, Ethical Conduct and Legal Issues in Research, Healthcare Policy for Rural and Medically Underserved Populations, Epidemiology in Rural and Medically Underserved Populations, and more.

In an interview, Dr. Marsha Howell Adams, dean of the UAH College of Nursing, said, ?The UAH College of Nursing is very excited to be partnering with the UA Capstone College of Nursing to deliver a much-needed, high-quality online nursing science PhD program. Only 23 percent of the 125 nursing PhD programs in the US are fully online. This program will meet the preferences and needs of a target population focused on an asynchronous delivery model.?

Delivering a high-quality, research-based program, the primary goal of the joint PhD program is to prepare nurse scholars to advance nursing science by generating new knowledge through interprofessional research initiatives and to improve the health of rural and medically underserved populations, this will be fully supported by the resources of UAH and UA.

In return, the program will increase both institutions? productivity and innovation in research and scholarship, and enhance graduate-level programming and increase enrollment.


As a reliable nurse educator, Erudite Nursing Institute? also sets an innovative goal in preparing nursing professionals in deepening continuous learning through its online accelerated graduate nursing programs ? more efficient, time flexible, and learning-oriented.



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