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College of Nursing


PhD Graduate Student

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

Sample Curriculum

YEAR 1
Fall 2018 (6 hours)
  • NURS 800 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NURS 804 - The Role of the Nurse Scientist
Spring 2019 (6 hours)
  • NURS 801 - Theory Analysis and Application for Nursing Science
  • NURS 810 - Nursing Research Methods I
YEAR 2
Fall 2019 (6 hours)
  • NURS 811 - Nursing Research Methods II
  • NURS 870 - Grant Proposal Development
Spring 2020 (9 hours)
  • NURS 803 - Scientific Knowledge in Nursing
  • NURS 813 - Nursing Research Methods III
  • NURS 898 - Research Internship
Summer 2020
  • Candidacy exam 
YEAR 3
Fall 2020 (6 hours)
  • NURS 899 - Dissertation Preparation
Spring 2021 (6 hours)
  • NURS 899 - Dissertation Preparation
TOTAL 39 credit hours
YEAR 1
Fall 2018 (9 hours)
  • NURS 800 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NURS 804 - The Role of the Nurse Scientist
  • Statistics Course
Spring 2019 (9 hours)
  • NURS 801 - Theory Analysis and Application for Nursing Science
  • NURS 810 - Nursing Research Methods I
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 - Research Internship 
YEAR 2
Fall 2019 (9 hours)
  • NURS 811 - Nursing Research Methods II
  • NURS 870 - Grant Proposal Development
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 - Research Internship   
Spring 2020 (9 hours)
  • NURS 803 - Scientific Knowledge in Nursing
  • NURS 813 - Nursing Research Methods III
  • NURS 898 - Research Internship
Summer 2020 (3 hours)
  • Candidacy exam 
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 - Research Internship 
YEAR 3
Fall 2020 (9 hours)
  • NURS 898 - Research Internship  or Contributing Course 
  • NURS 899 - Dissertation Preparation
Spring 2021 (9 hours)
  • NURS 898 - Research Internship 
  • NURS 899 - Dissertation Preparation
TOTAL 57 credit hours
YEAR 1
Fall 2018 (9 hours)
  • NURS 700 - Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing 
  • BIOS 700 - Introduction to Biostatistics
  • MSN Course
Spring 2019 (9 hours)
  • NURS 790 - Research Methods for Nursing 
  • MSN Course 
  • MSN Course 
YEAR 2
Fall 2019 (9 hours)
  • NURS 800 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NURS 804 - The Role of the Nurse Scientist
  • Statistics Course
Spring 2020 (9 hours)
  • NURS 801- Theory Analysis and Application for Nursing Science
  • NURS 810 - Nursing Research Methods I
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 - Research Internship 
YEAR 3
Fall 2020 (9 hours)
  • NURS 811 - Nursing Research Methods II
  • NURS 870 - Grant Proposal Development
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 - Research Internship 
Spring 2021 (9 hours)
  • NURS 803 - Scientific Knowledge in Nursing 
  • NURS 813 - Nursing Research Methods III
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 - Research Internship 
Summer 2021 (3 hours)
  • Candidacy exam
  • Contributing Course or NURS 898 -  Research Internship 
YEAR 4
Fall 2021 (9 hours)
  • NURS 898 - Research Internship or Contributing Course 
  • NURS 899 - Dissertation Preparation
Spring 2022 (9 hours)
  • NURS 898 - Research Internship 
  • NURS 899 - Dissertation Preparation
TOTAL 75 credit hours