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PhD Program 2014

Traditional PhD
Post BS to PhD

Traditional PhD

Admission Requirements – To be considered for the PhD program, applicants must:

  • Be eligible for readmission or be in good standing at the last college attended.
  • Have both a baccalaureate and a master’s degree, one of which must be in nursing. The degree in nursing must be from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program or its international equivalent.
  • Have a current unencumbered RN license or an authorization to practice as an RN in Virginia, the District of Columbia or a US territory. International applicants must have an equivalent credential.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better on their graduate level studies.
  • Complete a three credit statistics course with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Submit GRE scores of 800 or better on verbal and quantitative sections.
  • Electronic submission of online VCU graduate application, School of Nursing supplemental application materials and all required documents by February 1.

Post BS to PhD

Admission Requirements – To be considered for the PhD program, applicants must:

  • Be eligible for readmission or be in good standing at the last college attended.
  • Have a baccalaureate in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program or its international equivalent.
  • Have a current unencumbered RN license or an authorization to practice as an RN in Virginia, the District of Columbia or a US possession or territory. International applicants must have an equivalent credential.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better on their graduate level studies.
  • Complete three credit statistics course with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Submit GRE scores of 800 or better on verbal and quantitative sections.
  • Electronic submission of online VCU graduate application, School of Nursing supplemental application materials and all required documents by February 1.