Duke University, based in Durham, North Carolina offers a fully funded PhD in Nursing. The goal of the PhD Program in Nursing is to prepare nurse scholars who will build nursing science by leading interdisciplinary research initiatives targeting the interface between chronic illness and care systems. Ph.D. student tuition and 12-month stipends are fully funded for the first two years of the program. Tuition and 9-month stipends are fully funded in years 3-5 and students have the option to apply for competitive summer stipends in years 3-5. Additional financial support for health insurance and fees is available.