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Graduate Committee

Dr. Kathleen Hanna (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Marlene Cohen, Dr. Robin Lally, Dr. Carol Pullen, Dr. Tiffany Moore, and Dr. Bunny Pozehl

The PhD program in Nursing prepares nurse scientists in promoting and managing health of at-risk populations or those with chronic conditions, health systems, and quality, or nursing education. 

Graduate Committee

Dr. Kathleen Hanna (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Marlene Cohen, Dr. Robin Lally, Dr. Carol Pullen, Dr. Tiffany Moore, and Dr. Bunny Pozehl

PhD Curriculum

Coursework

A minimum of 62 credit hours is required for the PhD in Nursing. Graduate-level cognates (courses from other disciplines and/or nursing in areas of concentration) are required to support a student's area of research interest. Responsible Conduct of Research is integrated into existing core courses.  In addition, students are required to participate in departmental research seminars. The required coursework is detailed below:

Nursing Core Courses (33 credits)
NRSG 909HEALTH CARE POLICY3
NRSG 917STATE OF THE SCIENCE (This course must be taken twice; total of 6 cr)3
NRSG 930SOCIALIZATION TO THE SCHOLARLY ROLE3
NRSG 931TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
NRSG 932PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING SCIENCE3
NRSG 933THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES3
NRSG 934QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS3
NRSG 935QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS3
NRSG 936RESEARCH PRACTICUM3
NRSG 937PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES3
Statistics Courses (6 credits)
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Cognates (9 credits)9
Students will work with their Supervisory Committee to determine the appropriate cognate courses
Other Required Courses
NRSG 998DOCTORAL SEMINAR (each semester - minimum of 2 credit hours)1
NRSG 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (minimum of 12 credit hours)1-10
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training