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Babcock University Admission into PhD Nursing Programme
Date Posted: 28/May/2020

PhD Nursing

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme of the School of Nursing, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo. Ogun State, Nigeria is structured in alignment with graduate education around the world. The PhD programme, a terminal degree in nursing is research-focused with emphasis on preparing nurse-scientists and scholars with vast information on scientific content and research methodology with ultimate strive for an original research and defense of a thesis.

Babcock University


Our PhD nursing graduates are prepared to:

  • Utilize scientific orientation in advancing knowledge in nursing through research.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in theory development, meta-theory analysis and sound research methodology.
  • Engage in scholarly research for problem solving.
  • Lead and mentor healthcare team through collaborative research.
  • Design innovative nursing research studies to improve nursing care practices.

Our faculty represents diverse backgrounds and are committed to preparing nurse scholars who can lead the nation and global community in extending body of nursing knowledge. Our faculty will support students with an understanding of nursing alongside the scientific rigour necessary to undertake a PhD (Nursing) degree. In this regard, our PhD (Nursing) programme is designed to foster the development of academically sound nurses who are capable of serving in leadership positions in academics, research and nursing services locally and internationally.


Our PhD (Nursing) programme, like all other programmes of the university, is fully approved and accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC), 26 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, PMB 237, Garki GPO, Maitama, Abuja. In addition, the programme was scrutini zed and approved by the International Board of Education (IBE)/Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring Maryland, 20904, United States of America.

Programme Structure

The structure of our PhD (Nursing) programme is both Regular (Full Time) and Elongated (Part time) modules. In addition, the programme constitutes both coursework and research components. Students are required to attend courses on campus. Other alternative methods of instruction may also apply. Admission criteria are strictly as approved by the Senate and the NUC.

Duration of the programme

Minimum of 6 semesters of Regular (Full Time) study and minimum of 7 semesters for Elongated (Part time) module.

Areas of Specialization

The PhD candidates will specialize in the following areas:

  • Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health/ Public Health Nursing
  • Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Contact numbers For further information about the program, please contact the following numbers: Dean, School of Nursing (07036725141 and 07084055539) Graduate programme coordinator (08023500321 and 07050916896)


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