“Crafting nursing experts for the Future”.

Our  institution is a recognized Research Centre under  Kerala University of Health Sciences Thrissur, offering PhD program in Nursing as per university Guidelines. 

(OrderNo.4563/2013/Research/KUHS/Dt.11/07/2014 (GC Implemented U.O 4536 /Dean R/KUHS/2013 Dt.01/02/2016)


Ph.D in Nursing is a research-focused doctoral degree that focuses on high quality, scientific research that advances the entire nursing profession and education. The duration of the course ranges from 3 to 5 years. 

The syllabus and curriculum comprises  extensive evidence-based research by the nursing experts who have had  obtained their PhD in Nursing.The PhD in Nursing is the highest level of education that a student of nursing can achieve. It is a remarkable academic achievement which when put to use has the influence to change the health care system for the remarkable betterment of people.

Finally, these experts can be researchers, educators, administrators, consultants and help in shaping the health care policies. 


Selection of candidates to the Ph.D. program will be based on previous academic record of the candidate, and also on one’s performance in the entrance test conducted by the university. Final selection to the program will be based on an interview conducted by university at a later stage.

The eligibility criteria for PhD in Nursing are:

Firstly, the candidates should have completed Post graduation in Nursing or any other equivalent discipline from a recognized university with an aggregate of at least 55% marks. 

Secondly, the candidate should clear the entrance examination of the KUHS they apply for.

Thirdly, UGC-NET Qualified.Candidates who has already passed the UGC/CISR tests conducted within two years prior to the notification for the present admission made by the University. Those who have been selected for the award of fellowship for research by UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/KSCSTE or other similar fellowships. Those who have been selected by the UGC under the Faculty Improvement Program (FIP)  


After completing the PhD Nursing program, candidates can pursue leadership positions in a wide range of fields including hospitals, healthcare facilities, social service agencies, health policy and planning departments etc.

 If teaching is your passion, you can also opt for a teaching job as a professor in a global university.

 With their immense knowledge, PhD degree holders usually get positions that need a large amount of intellect.  

Since, this is one of the highest honorary degrees awarded to an individual who has contributed in the field of research. So, after getting this degree students can opt for some of the top positions across the world or can also go for working in the research sector for the betterment of the nation.