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University of Adelaide

  • #1 in Nursing
  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Doctor of Nursing

  • Doctorate (PhD)

The Doctor of Nursing is a professional research degree, designed for experienced, registered nurses who are seeking to extend their professional development and in particular, their research skills and capabilities.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)

About this course

The Doctor of Nursing is a professional research degree, designed for experienced, registered nurses who are seeking to extend their professional development and in particular, their research skills and capabilities. Like the PhD, a professional doctorate requires the student to make a significant and original contribution to knowledge through research. The Doctor of Nursing comprises three years of research for a full-time candidate or the equivalent in half-time candidature. Students conduct a program of three separate research projects, related in terms of the area of interest and presented as a thesis in the form of a research portfolio.

As one of the most highly research-intensive and respected universities in Australia and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, The University of Adelaide is the smart choice for your research program. The University is committed to providing unique opportunities for graduates and researchers who are recognised as worldwide leaders for their vision and capacity to address global research challenges.

All research students at the University have the opportunity to broaden their research experience by choosing from amongst the extensive range of Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) programs on offer.

Entry requirements

A successful application to a Doctor of Nursing program involves a number of considerations:

Academic background and Experience

An applicant must demonstrate that they have both the required academic entry qualifications and the professional experience to successfully complete a Doctor of Nursing as detailed in the academic program rules.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

As English is the language of instruction at the University of Adelaide, all applicants must provide evidence of their proficiency before an offer of a place is made.

Availability of supervision and resourcing

In addition to the academic requirements, the Head of School must certify that your proposed research project is acceptable to the School and that there are sufficient supervisory and other resources and facilities available to enable your candidature to be completed successfully. Accordingly, discussing your research interests with your prospective supervisors/School is essential prior to submitting your Doctor of Nursing application.

Level of Study
Bachelor

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at University of Adelaide.
86.1%
Overall satisfaction
86.1%
Skill scale
76.6%
Teaching scale
92.5%
Employed full-time
$80k
Average salary