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Ph.D. Nursing


Nursing is a profession for highly motivated, educated and caring individuals. The nursing profession is open to men and women and to traditional and non-traditional sudents. Professional registered nurses use specific knowledge, skills and attitudes when providing nursing care with individuals and groups that represent all age groups and cultures. Professional nurses must be able to communicate; to demonstrate critical thinking; and to use technology to promote health, reduce risk, and manage illness and disease. Graduates from professional schools of nursing must successfully complete the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) before being licensed to work as a registered nurse in the United States. Professional registered nurses are in great demand, and projections indicate that the demand will continue in the future. Nursing is one of the most respected professions in the United States.

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What can you do with a degree in Nursing?

  • Take the NCLEX-RN
  • Work as a registered nurse (RN)
  • Enter graduate-level programs or advanced studies
  • Choose to focus on specialty areas of nursing
  • Be involed in professional nursing organizations
  • Be a leader in the nursing profession


  • Emporia State University Kansas Association of Nursing Students (E-KANS)
  • Emporia State Unviversity Men in Nursing (E-MAN)
  • National Student Nurses Association

Requirements and Courses

  • See the admission policies in the Department Homepage for the list of required admission prerequisite courses and other admission requirements
  • The nursing program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051, Topeka, KS 66612. Telephone: (785) 296-4929 and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as NLNAC.  For more information about the program contact ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: (404) 975-5000.