Saint Louis University

PhD in Nursing Part-time Study

*Sample Course of Part-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)

Spring

  • NURS 6809: Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
  • NURS 6810: Qualitative Methods 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 Care (1)

Fall

  • NURS 6801: Research Issues in Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Reduction of Health Disparities (3)
  • NURS 6805: Applied Univariate Statistics in Nursing Research or equivalent. (If it has not been completed prior to beginning the program) (3)

Spring

  • NURS 6804: Research Issues in the Care of Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations (3)
  • NURS 6806: Multivariate/Multivariable Statistics in Nursing Research (3)
  • MNRS: Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference (or research conference approved by academic advisor/director) (0)

Fall

  • AOC: Area of Concentration course. (Credit hours may vary by course. Total credits for all area of concentration courses will be 9 credit) (3)
  • ELECT: "Methods" elective (3)

Spring

  • NURS 6802: Measurement of Nursing Variables (3)
  • AOC: Area of Concentration course. (Credit hours may vary by course. See note above) (3)

Fall

  • AOC: Area of Concentration course. (Credit hours may vary by course. See note above) (3)

Spring

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

Fall 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. Courses for the area of concentration (9 credit hours total) need to be planned with the academic advisor.


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