Thirty-nine (39) credits hours of course work are required in the PhD program curriculum. In addition, 12 credit hours of dissertation research are required. A maximum of 18 semester hours of course work from the master's degree program in nursing may be accepted and applied without charge toward the total 69 credit hours required.
Completion of an advanced statistics course or equivalent within the last five years is a program prerequisite. The prerequisite may be taken concurrently as part of a plan of study. The prerequisite must be completed prior to multivariate statistics.
- See Graduate Education Catalog for more course information.
Sample schedules follow:
PhD in Nursing Curriculum
- Master's Degree Coursework (18)
- Theory Development in Nursing (3)
- Knowledge Development in Nursing: Philosophical Perspectives (3)
- Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
- Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research (3)
- Multivariate/Multivariable Statistics in Nursing Research (3)
- Research Issues in Health Promotion, Disease Protection, and Reduction of Health Disparities (3)
- Research Issues in the Care of Acutely and Chronically Ill Populations (3)
- Measurement of Nursing Variables (3)
- Nursing Issues and Leadership Strategies (2)
- Issues of Scientific Integrity in Nursing and Health Research (1)
- Methodology Elective (3)
- Area of Concentration (cognate) (9)
- Dissertation Research (12)