Saint Louis University

PhD in Nursing Full-time Study

*Sample Course of Full-time Study

Fall

  • ORIENTATION: In August, prior to fall semester. On-campus in St. Louis (about 3 days) for all students (0)
  • NURS 6800: Theory Development in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 6813: Nursing Knowledge Development: Philosophical Perspectives (3)
  • ELECT or NURS 6805: Applied Univariate Statistics in Nursing Research or equivalent (Prerequisite if not completed prior to beginning the program) or "Methods" elective (3)

Spring

  • NURS 6809: Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
  • NURS 6810: Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
  • NURS 6806: Multivariate/Multivariable Statistics in Nursing Research (3)
  • MNRS: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference (0)

Summer 

  • NURS 6803: Nursing Issues and Leadership Strategies (2)
  • NURS 6812: Issues of Scientific Integrity in Nursing and Health Research (1)

Fall

  • NURS 6801: Research Issues in Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Reduction of Health Disparities (3)
  • ELECT: Area of Concentration course(s). (Credit hours may vary by course. Total credits for all area of concentration courses will be 9 credits.) (3)
  • ELECT: Area of Concentration course(s). (Credit hours may vary by course. See prior note.) (3)

Spring

  • NURS 6802: Measurement of Nursing Variables (3)
  • NURS 6804: Research Issues in the Care of Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations (3)
  • ELECT Area of Concentration course(s). (Credit hours may vary by course. See prior note.) (3)
  • MNRS: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference (or research conference approved by academic advisor/director) (0)

Fall

  • NURS 6959: Qualifying Examination (written and oral "prelims") (0)

Spring and Subsequent Semesters - Total of 12 Credits

  • NURS 6999: Proposal Defense and Dissertation Research. Full-time status of dissertation research is 3 credits each semester. Academic advisors may approve additional or fewer credit hours each semester based on the student's progress. 

*The list of courses is a sample plan that may need to be individualized. International students must complete courses in English as a Second Language in the summer prior beginning in the fall semester. Additional ESL courses may be required that will alter the sample plan.


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