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College of Nursing


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (Ph.D.)

Sample Curriculum

Core Courses (27 credits minimum)
Course Number Course Title: Credit Hours:
NURS 800  Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science 3
NURS 801 Theory Analysis for Nursing Science 3
NURS 802 Theory Analysis and Development 3
NURS 803  Scientific Knowledge in Nursing 3
NURS 810  Advanced Research Methods 3
NURS 811  Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research 3
NURS 813  Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research 3
*** Statistics Coursework (minimum of 3 credit hours outside Nursing) 3 - 9
Mentored Research (3-6 credits, 3 credits minimum)
NURS 898 Research Internship 3
Contributing Courses (18 hours minimum)
*** Advanced Nursing Courses 6 -12
*** Elective Courses (minimum 6 credits outside Nursing) 9 - 15
*** Independent Study 0 - 6
Dissertation (12 credits minimum)
NURS 899 Dissertation Preparation 12
TOTAL HOURS: 60 - 72