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PhD Core Curriculum

Minimum Required Courses – all 10 courses must be taken

NRSG 909HEALTH CARE POLICY3
NRSG 917STATE OF THE SCIENCE6
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
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 9
Dissertation
NRSG 998DOCTORAL SEMINAR (every Fall & Spring semester between completion of coursework and final defense)2
NRSG 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (minimum)12
Total Credit Hours62

Total Required Credits

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

Exemplar Plan of Study for Full Time PhD Student with MSN

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
NRSG 932 PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING SCIENCE 3
BIOS 806 BIOSTATISTICS I 3
NRSG 930 SOCIALIZATION TO THE SCHOLARLY ROLE 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 934 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
Statistics  
NRSG 933 THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
BIOS 808 BIOSTATISTICS II 3
 Credit Hours9
Summer
NRSG 931 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
Cognate #1 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
NRSG 937 PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 1-6
Cognates  
NRSG 917 STATE OF THE SCIENCE (1st in Series - Cognate #2) 3
Cognate #3 3
 Credit Hours7-12
Spring
NRSG 909 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
Cognate  
NRSG 937 PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
NRSG 917 STATE OF THE SCIENCE (2nd in Series - Cognate #2) 3
 Credit Hours9
Summer
NRSG 936 RESEARCH PRACTICUM 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Year
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 6
Cognate #4 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 3
 Credit Hours4
Summer
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1
 Credit Hours1
Fourth Year
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR (if needed) 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1
 Credit Hours2
Spring
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (if needed) 1
 Credit Hours1
 Total Credit Hours60-65

Sample Plan of Study for Part Time PhD Student with MSN

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
NRSG 930 SOCIALIZATION TO THE SCHOLARLY ROLE 3
BIOS 806 BIOSTATISTICS I 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring
BIOS 808 BIOSTATISTICS II 3
NRSG 933 THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
 Credit Hours6
Summer
NRSG 931 TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
Cognate #1 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
NRSG 932 PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING SCIENCE 3
NRSG 935 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
 Credit Hours6
Spring
NRSG 909 HEALTH CARE POLICY 3
NRSG 934 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
 Credit Hours6
Summer
Cognate #2 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Year
Fall
Cognate #4  
NRSG 917 STATE OF THE SCIENCE (1st in Series - Cognate #3) 3
 Credit Hours3
Spring
NRSG 917 STATE OF THE SCIENCE (2nd in Series - Cognate #3) 3
NRSG 937 PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
 Credit Hours6
Summer
NRSG 936 RESEARCH PRACTICUM 3
 Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 3
 Credit Hours3
Spring
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 3
 Credit Hours4
Summer
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 2
 Credit Hours2
Fifth Year
Fall
NRSG 998 DOCTORAL SEMINAR 1
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 2
 Credit Hours3
Spring
NRSG 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 2
 Credit Hours2
 Total Credit Hours59