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PhD in Nursing | Curriculum

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The Ph.D. in Nursing Science program offers two program plans: Full-time and part-time. Both programs require 43 semester hours of course work and 9 semester hours of dissertation.

Visual display of course credit hour allocations are standardized by lecture/didactic hours, seminar hours, clinical/lab hours in the following format: 4 SH (2,0,2). Contact hours per credit hour will be a ratio as follows: lecture/didactic 1:1, seminar 2:1, and clinical/lab 3:1.

Full Time Ph.D. in Nursing Science (PostM & PostB Students)
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRPHD-801 Adv Quantitative Research Meth 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-730 Theory Foundations-Nurs Sci 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-738 App Stat Meths Nursing Res 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-750 Doc Tlbx1:Systematic Srches 1 (1,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRPHD-740 Qualitative Research Methods 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-807 Adv Applied Stat Meth for Nsg 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-742 Adv Meas Strat for Vul Pop 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Summer NRPHD-754 Mentored Res. & Scholarship 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-746 Advcd Study Dsign & Methods 1 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-712 Doc Tlbx2: Dissertation 1 (1,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
2 Fall NRPHD 752 Advcd Study Dsign & Mthods II 2 (2,0,0)
    NRPHD 744 Applic. of Theory to Research 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD 736 Research Ethics 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD 734 Doc Tlbx3: Resear Team Ldrshp 1 (1,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Spring NRPHD 748 Proposal Development 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD 708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD 711 Doct. Tlbx 4: Publication 2 (2,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 8
         
2 Summer NRPHD 990 *Dissertation 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
3 Fall NRPHD 990 *Dissertation 5 (5,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 52
Part Time Ph.D. in Nursing Science (PostM & PostB Students)
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRPHD-801 Adv Quantitative Research Meth 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-738 App Stat Meths Nursing Res 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-750 Doc Tlbx1:Systematic Srches 1 (1,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
1 Spring NRPHD-740 Qualitative Research Methods 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-807 Adv Applied Stat Meth for Nsg 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Summer NRPHD-746 Advcd Study Dsign & Methods 1 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-712 Doc Tlbx2: Dissertation 1 (1,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
2 Fall NRPHD-730 Theory Foundations-Nurs Sci 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-752 Advanced Study Design & Methods II 2 (2,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
2 Spring NRPHD-742 Adv Meas Strat for Vul Pop 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Summer NRPHD-734 Doc Tlbx3: Resear Team Ldrshp 1 (1,0,0)
    NRPHD-754 Mentored Res. & Scholarship 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
3 Fall NRPHD-744 Applic. of Theory to Research 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-736 Research Ethics 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Spring NRPHD-748 Proposal Development 3 (3,0,0)
    NRPHD-711 Doct. Tlbx 4: Publication 2 (2,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
3 Summer NRPHD-990 Dissertation* 4 (4,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
4 Fall NRPHD-990 Dissertation* 5 (5,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 52