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College of Nursing


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

Sample Curriculum - MSN Entry

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer (optional)
NURS 800 - Philosophy of Nursing Science NURS 801 - Theory Analysis and Application for Nursing Science NURS 898 - Research Internship, Contributing Course or Statistics (outside CON)
NURS 804 - The Role of the Nurse Scientist NURS 810 - Research Methods I  
STATS Course - outside the College or contributing course NURS 898 - Research Internship, Contributing Course or Statistics (outside CON)  

Year 2

Fall Spring  
NURS 811 - Research Methods II NURS 803 - Scientific Knowledge in Nursing  
NURS 813 - Research Methods III NURS 870 - Research Grant Proposal Development  
NURS 898 - Research Internship, Contributing Course or Statistics (outside CON) NURS 898 - Research Internship, Contributing Course or Statistics (outside CON)  

Qualifying Admission-to-Candidacy Examination (36 credits completed, not counting optional summer enrollment)

Remaining Credits: 21 minimum

Contributing Courses/NURS 898: 9 credits minimum and
NURS 899 Dissertation Preparation: 12 hours minimum, after Dissertation Proposal Defense