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Goldfarb School of Nursing Launches New PhD Program with Washington University

  • 4 December 2018
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Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is now accepting applications for the newly designed doctor of philosophy in nursing program. As a consortial program with The Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis, Goldfarb students pursuing a PhD in nursing have the chance to experience an interdisciplinary learning environment unlike any other program in the St. Louis area.

The PhD program is designed for aspiring nurse scientists who have a strong desire to solve some of health care’s biggest issues and make a significant contribution to the field of nursing science. Each PhD student will experience an interdisciplinary learning environment and can minor in either genomics or informatics, ensuring an education focused on the future of health care.

“We are honored to be offering a PhD program in nursing science in partnership with Washington University.” said Jean Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Paul J. McKee, Jr. senior associate dean for research and doctoral students at Goldfarb.

The full-time, on-campus program approach includes a mentored research experience in the first years of the program, with faculty from both Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and Washington University. In addition, each PhD student will be offered full tuition, a monthly stipend, healthcare benefits and conference-related travel funds.

Davis understands how important the next generation of nurse scientists are to health care, “Nursing research is critical to the practice of nursing and offering a rigorous program in nursing science will support improved outcomes in patient care.”

Graduates of the new PhD program will be well prepared for research positions in academia as well as in the research departments of leading health institutions and hospitals. At the PhD level, Goldfarb nurses can collaborate with scientists from other disciplines, develop research methods that are scientifically rigorous and innovative to the nursing field, contribute a dissertation that comprises a significant body of research published in top peer reviewed journals and will have proficient skills in grant writing and scientific publication.

To learn more about the application process for the PhD program, contact Rebecca Boettcher, doctoral programs officer at 314.273.5449 or at [email protected].

You can also visit to start your application today for the Jan. 18 application deadline. 


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