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TWU to offer online Ph.D. in nursing starting fall 2010


DENTON— Texas Woman’s University’s Ph.D. in nursing science will be available 100 percent online starting in fall 2010.

“TWU has long recognized the need for more nursing educators in the state,” said Dr. Patricia Holden-Huchton, dean of the TWU College of Nursing. “Offering the Ph.D. in nursing science online provides a convenient way for nurses to become nursing faculty or advance their careers.”

Full-time students can complete the online program in 10 semesters, and part-time options for students are available. There also are several scholarship opportunities for prospective students.

TWU’s traditional Ph.D. in nursing science program will still be available in a face-to-face format at TWU’s Institute of Health Science-Houston Center.

The emphasis of the online Ph.D. in nursing science is on research, primarily in the areas that influence women’s health, and to prepare nurse scholars who will:

• Engage in scholarship that will add to the body of nursing knowledge,
• Influence professional values and practice,
• Investigate substantive questions of human health,
• Assume leadership in nursing and health care,
• Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to address problems of human health and
• Teach and mentor other nurses and nurse scholars.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Donna Sauls at or (940) 898-2406.


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Amanda Simpson
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page updated 2/28/2011 4:17 PM