PhD in Nursing | Curriculum

The Ph.D. in Nursing Science program offers two program plans: Full-time and part-time. Both programs require 52 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
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)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Spring  NRPHD-807 Adv Applied Stat Meth for Nsg 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 3
         
1 Summer NRPHD-754 Mentored Res. & Scholarship 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 3
         
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) 38
         


3-Year PhD in Nursing Science Program of Study (PostM and PostB Students)
 effective for incoming students starting Fall 2021
New PhD students attend Learning Intensive I (Summer Orientation) 
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
1 Fall NRPHD*811 Underpinnings of Nursing Sci
    NRPHD*813 Foundations of Scholarship
    NRPHD*815 Design & Methods Sci Inquiry 3
    NRPHD*817  Trends in Symptom Science 1
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
1 Spring NRPHD*708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3
    NRPHD*801 Adv Quantitative Research Meth 3
    NRPHD*819  Qualitative Research Methods 
    NRPHD*822  Trends Patient & Community 
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
  Learning Intensive II 
1 Summer NRPHD*823 Analysis, Application Theory 3
   

NRPHD*825

Measurement & Instrumentation 
    NRPHD*827  Trends Dissemination Science  1
    NRPHD*829  Mixed Methods Research 
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
  Learning Intensive III
2 Fall NRPHD*736 Research Ethics 3
    NRPHD*738 App Stat Meths Nursing Res 3
    NRPHD*833  Scholarly Synthesis Sci Lit 
    NRPHD*837  Intervention Research 
      Total Semester Hours 11
         
2 Spring NRPHD*754 Mentored Res. & Scholarship 3
    NRPHD*807 Adv Applied Stat Meth for Nsg 3
    NRPHD*839  Applied Study Design & Method 
    NRPHD*845  Trends in Technology Science 
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
 2 Summer  NRPHD*980 Comprehensive Exam 4
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
  Learning Intensive IV 
3 Fall NRPHD*990 *Dissertation (Proposal defense) 5
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
3 Spring NRPHD*990 *Dissertation 5
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
3 Summer NRPHD-990 *Dissertation 4
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 68
         


Part Time Ph.D. in Nursing Science
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)
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
 1  Spring  NRPHD-807 Adv Applied Stat Meth for Nsg 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 3
         
 1  Summer  NRPHD-734 Doc Tlbx3: Resear Team Ldrshp 1 (1,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 1
         
 2  Fall  NRPHD-752 Advanced Study Design & Methods II 2 (2,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 3
         
 2 Spring  NRPHD-708 Adv Health Policy & Advocacy 3 (3,0,0)
      Total Semester Hours 3
         
 2 Summer  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) 40


4-Year PhD in Nursing Science Program of Study (PostM and PostB Students)
effective for incoming students starting Fall 2021
New PhD students attend Learning Intensive I (Summer Orientation) 
Year Semester Course Credit Hours
Fall  NRPHD*813 Foundations of Scholarship
    NRPHD*815 Design & Methods Sci Inquiry 3
    NRPHD*817  Trends in Symptom Science 1
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
 1 Spring NRPHD*801 Adv Quantitative Research Meth 3
    NRPHD*819  Qualitative Research Methods 
    NRPHD*822  Trends Patient & Community 
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
Summer

NRPHD*825

Measurement & Instrumentation 
    NRPHD*827  Trends Dissemination Science  1
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
2 Fall NRPHD*738 App Stat Meths Nursing Res 3
    NRPHD*811 Underpinnings of Nursing Sci 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Spring NRPHD*708 Adv Health Policy and Advocacy 3
    NRPHD*807 Adv Applied Stat Meth for Nsg 3
    NRPHD*845  Trends in Technology Science 
      Total Semester Hours 7
         
  Learning Intensive II 
 2 Summer   NRPHD*823  Analysis, Application Theory 
    NRPHD*829  Mixed Methods Research 
       Total Semester Hours 5 
         
  Learning Intensive III 
 3 Fall NRPHD*736 Research Ethics 
    NRPHD*833  Scholarly Synthesis Sci Lit
    NRPHD*837  Intervention Research 
       Total Semester Hours
         
Spring NRPHD*754 Mentored Res. & Scholarship 3
    NRPHD*839  Applied Study Design & Method  
        Total Semester Hours 6 
         
 3 Summer  NRPHD*980 Comprehensive Exam 4
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
  Learning Intensive IV 
4 Fall NRPHD*990 *Dissertation (Proposal defense) 5
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
4 Spring NRPHD*990 *Dissertation 5
      Total Semester Hours 5
         
4 Summer NRPHD-990 *Dissertation 4
      Total Semester Hours 4
         
      Total Credit Hours (minimum) 68
         
*A minimum of fourteen (14) credit hours of NRPHD*990 are required. Credits above that amount maybe required, at 3 credits per semester, until the dissertation work is completed.