The program, launched in January, is the only doctorate program at MUW.
Students can choose between a one-year intensive or two-year part-time program. They must earn between 38 and 44 hours beyond those required for a master's degree, and they will be required to have a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours.
College of Nursing Dean Shelia Adams says intensive studies will be offered in advanced diagnostic methods, advanced radiology, pharmacology, medically-oriented anatomy, physiology, patient care delivery and improving patient outcomes. The program will conclude with a dissertation-type project.
MUW has offered a graduate nursing program since 1975. MUW also offers an associate's degree and bachelor's degree in nursing.