Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science Program

The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a research-focused degree. Graduates of the PhD program are prepared to assume faculty roles in research and teaching.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program prepares master's level nurses for the most advanced level of nursing practice, applying the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom to their practice environments.


Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) / Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Tailored to nurse leaders, the curriculum covers organizational behavior techniques, management skills, negotiation expertise, marketing, healthcare finance, ethics, practice improvement, and much more.


BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track

The program features advanced clinical and simulated education in peri-operative patient care, critical care medicine, and pain management.

BSN-DNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Track

The Acute Care DNP track is designed to prepare nurses for leadership roles in caring for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services.

BSN-DNP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Track

The focus of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care DNP track is on providing primary care to the entire adult-older adult age spectrum and across the continuum of care from wellness to illness.

BSN-DNP Family NP Track

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) doctorate Program at the University of Miami leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and eligibility to take the FNP specialty certification examination.