Western University, based in Canada offers a fully funded PhD in Nursing. The PhD program prepares nurse scientists to conduct research and assume major roles in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of knowledge about issues of interest to Nursing. Students benefit from small classes and excellent access to world-class professors with varied expertise. Western guarantees minimum annual funding for doctoral students, from all sources, of $13,000 plus tuition. In addition to the financial support available from federal and provincial sources and research grant support, Western offers a variety of internal awards.