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PhD Core Curriculum

Minimum Required Courses – all 10 courses must be taken

NRSG 909HEALTH CARE POLICY3
or NRSG 709 HEALTH CARE POLICY
NRSG 917STATE OF THE SCIENCE1-6
NRSG 930SOCIALIZATION TO THE SCHOLARLY ROLE3
NRSG 931TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
or NRSG 731 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP
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
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I (offered by the College of Public Health)3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II (COPH)3
Cognates
Courses from other disciplines and/or nursing in areas of concentration study (4 courses including NRSG 917 to be taken prior to or concurrent with NRSG 937 & NRSG 936) 9
Dissertation
NRSG 998DOCTORAL SEMINAR (every Fall & Spring semester between completion of coursework and final defense)1
NRSG 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (minimum)15
Total Credit Hours59-64

 Approved by the PAC June 2012

Total Required Credits

Traditional MSN to PhD  - 62+ credits
BSN to PhD  - 80+ credits

Sample Plan of Study for Full Time PhD Student with MSN

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredit Hours
NRSG 930 SOCIALIZATION TO THE SCHOLARLY ROLE 3
NRSG 931 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 932 PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING SCIENCE 3
NRSG 933 THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
Statistics  
 Credit Hours6
Spring
NRSG 934 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
NRSG 935 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Statistics  
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Summer
NRSG 917 STATE OF THE SCIENCE 3
Cognate  
 Credit Hours3
Fall
NRSG 937 PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 1-6
Cognates  
 Credit Hours1-6
Spring
NRSG 909
HEALTH CARE POLICY
or HEALTH CARE POLICY
3
NRSG 936 RESEARCH PRACTICUM 3
Cognate  
 Credit Hours6
Third Year
Summer
Comprehensive Exam  
 Credit Hours0
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours2-11
Spring
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours2-11
Fourth Year
Summer
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours1-10
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR (if needed) 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours2-11
Spring
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (if needed) 1-10
 Credit Hours1-10
Fifth Year
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (if needed) 1-10
Oral defense of dissertation  
Manuscript submission  
 Credit Hours1-10
 Total Credit Hours37-96

Sample Plan of Study for Part Time PhD Student Without Statistics Prior To Enrollment

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredit Hours
NRSG 930 SOCIALIZATION TO THE SCHOLARLY ROLE 3
NRSG 931 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
 Credit Hours6
Fall
NRSG 932 PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING SCIENCE 3
Statistics  
 Credit Hours3
Spring
NRSG 934 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Statistics  
 Credit Hours3
Second Year
Summer
Cognate  
 Credit Hours0
Fall
NRSG 933 THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
Cognate  
 Credit Hours3
Spring
NRSG 909
HEALTH CARE POLICY
or HEALTH CARE POLICY
3
NRSG 935 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
 Credit Hours6
Third Year
Summer
NRSG 917 STATE OF THE SCIENCE 1-2
 Credit Hours1-2
Fall
NRSG 937 PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 1-6
Cognate  
 Credit Hours1-6
Spring
NRSG 936 RESEARCH PRACTICUM 3
Prepare for Comprehensive Exam  
 Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
Summer
Comprehensive Examination  
 Credit Hours0
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours2-11
Spring
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours2-11
Fifth Year
Summer
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours1-10
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR (if needed) 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-10
 Credit Hours2-11
Spring
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (if needed) 1-10
 Credit Hours1-10
 Total Credit Hours34-85