PhD Program Admission Process
PHD IN NURSING
APPLICATION PROCESS AND MATERIALS
a) A Master's Degree in Nursing.
b) A minimum over-all grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for courses counted toward the student's Master's degree, as indicated by official transcript.
c) A satisfactory score on the GRE.
d) Completion of a prerequisite master's level statistics course.
e) A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in a state or U.S. territory, and eligibility for licensure in Louisiana.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
In order for an application to be processed, the following documents must be submitted by the admission deadline:
Completed SUBR Application for Admission to a Graduate Degree Program. The application packet can be downloaded from http:/www.subr.edu/gradschool.
Letters of Recommendation
Three (3) letters of recommendation from:
a) a former faculty member in a graduate nursing program
b) an employer or advanced level professional in research , education, or leadership/administration who can attest to applicant's competencies
c) an individual of the applicant's choice who can attest to the applicant's character, level of integrity, professional traits, and the ability to successfully complete a doctorate in nursing practice program with academic excellence.
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
Evidence of Credentials and Certification
Evidence of current unencumbered Louisiana Registered Nursing (RN) license with no restrictions
Official GRE Report (taken within 5 years of the application)
Statement of Interest
Submission of a 500-1000 word statement of interest that addresses the following:
a) Applicant's personal goals for doctoral study
b) Statement of how PhD education is important to the fulfillment of applicant's career goals
Submission of current curriculum vitae / resume including:
Dated employment history and clinical practice experience, honors, awards, professional memberships, and scholarly works (such as grants, publications, and presentations)
Sample of Scholarly Writing
Scholarly writing sample in health care or nursing research, including any publications or research.
An interview of the applicant
Submit the application packet and all required application materials to:
SUBR Graduate School
P.O. Box 9860
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Fall Semester................................May 1
Spring Semester............................November 1
Summer Semester..........................April 1