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Program Requirements

Faculty advisors create individual program plans with each student upon admission into the program. Plan structures depends primarily on whether the student is entering with a baccalaureate or master's degree. See sample program requirements for each scenario below.

Post-Master’s PhD Degree Requirements Heading link

COURSE NAME COURSE # SEMESTER HOURS
Philosophy of Science for Health Research NURS 570 3
Theory and Theory Development for Nursing Research NURS 571 3
Research Design and Methods NURS 572 4
Measurement in Health Research NURS 573 4
Qualitative Research in Nursing NUPR 574 4
Advanced Statistics (at a level above a general graduate-level statistics course) varies 6
Developing Literature Reviews NURS 566 2
Grant Writing for the Nurse Scientist NURS 568 2
Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist NURS 586 2
Nursing Leadership in Global Health NURS 588 2
PhD Thesis Research NURS 599 24
Advanced Coursework (400- or 500-level courses that provide substantive knowledge in an area of specialization) varies 9
Documented Teaching Requirement
Documented Research Requirement
31 hours granted for master's work 31
TOTAL 96

Post-Baccalaureate PhD Degree Requirements Heading link

COURSE NAME COURSE # SEMESTER HOURS
Foundational graduate-level research/evidence-based practice course (e.g., NURS 515 and NURS 516) is a prerequisite for NURS 570. varies 6
Philosophy of Science for Health Research NURS 570 3
Theory and Theory Development for Nursing Research NURS 571 3
Research Design NURS 572 4
Measurement in Health Research NURS 573 4
Qualitative Research in Nursing NUPR 574 4
Research Practicum NUPR 593 3
Advanced Statistics: At least nine hours that form a sequence and two of the three courses must be at a level above general graduate-level statistics varies 9
Developing Literature Reviews NURS 566 2
Grant Writing for the Nurse Scientist NURS 568 2
Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist NURS 586 2
Nursing Leadership in Global Health NURS 588 2
Graduate-level health policy course (e.g., NURS 517 or similar course from another discipline) varies 3
PhD Thesis Research NURS 599 24
Advanced Coursework (400- or 500-level courses that provide substantive knowledge in an area of specialization) varies 25
Documented Teaching Requirement
TOTAL 96