PhD - Course Offering Schedule

PhD in Nursing Courses and Semester Offered

Summer Fall Spring Continuous
CORE COURSES
NRSG 931 (3 credits)
Transformational Leadership Amid Health Care Crisis and Reform: Bold Ideas, New Results, and Lasting Change (Every year)
NRSG 917 (3 credits)
State of the Science: 1ST in sequence (Every year)
NRSG 917 (3 credits)
State of the Science 2nd in sequence (Every year)
NRSG 999 (12 credits at minimum)
Doctoral Dissertation Instructor: PhD Advisor
NRSG 936 (3 credits)
Research Practicum Instructor: PhD Advisor (Usually offered summer; in consultation with advisor, another semester may be considered)
NRSG 930 (3 credits)
Socialization to the Scholarly Role (Every year)
NRSG 933 (3 credits)
Theory Development in Health Sciences (Every year)
 
  NRSG 932 (3 credits)
Philosophy of Nursing Science (Every year)
NRSG 934 (3 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods (Every year)
 
  NRSG 935 (3 credits)
Quantitative Research Methods (Every year)
NRSG 937 (3 credits)
Proposal Development & Grant Administration (Every year)
 
  NRSG 998 (1 credit)
Doctoral Seminar (Every Year)
NRSG 998 (1 credit)
Doctoral Seminar (Every year)
 
    NRSG 909 (3 credits)
Health Care Policy (Every year)
 
 
COGNATES/ELECTIVES
NRSG 910 (3 credits)
Health-Related Instrument Construction and Evaluation (Summer EVEN years when have a certain # of students)
NRSG 914 (3 credits)
Self-Management in Chronic Illnesses (Fall EVEN years when have a certain # of students)
  NRSG 916 (1-6 credits)
Independent Study in Nursing Science – Consultation with advisor on enrolling in course and identifying topic/objectives
NRSG 923 (3 credits)
Rural Health: Practice, Policy and Research (Summer ODD Years when have a certain # of students)
NRSG 928 (3 credits)
Doctoral Seminar
Translational & Interdisciplinary Outcomes Research(Fall ODD years when have a certain # of students)
   

Note: PhD Core courses are usually held on Thursdays. PhD in Nursing Cognate/Elective courses are usually held on Tuesdays.

PhD Course Sequencing

Yr. Summer Fall Spring
1   NRSG 930 Socialization
NRSG 932 Philosophy of Nursing Science
BIOS 806 Biostatistics (or equivalent)
NRSG 934 Qualitative Research Methods
NRSG 933 Theory Development
BIOS 808 Biostatistics (or equivalent)
2 NRSG 931 Transformational Leadership NRSG 917 State of the Science: 1st in Series for Cognate #1
NRSG 935 Quantitative Research Methods(C)
NRSG 909 Health Policy
NRSG 917 State of the Science: 2nd in Series For Cognate #1
NRSG 937 Proposal Development
3 NRSG 936 Research Practicum NRSG 999 Dissertation Comprehensive Exam NRSG 998 Doctoral Seminar
NRSG 999 Dissertation
4 NRSG 999 Dissertation NRSG 998 Doctoral Seminar
NRSG 999 Dissertation
NRSG 999 Dissertation
  Note:
Variations in POS: This is the sequencing for a full time POS for MSN-PhD. Part time MSN-PhD and full-time BSN-PhD POS will vary. Students need to develop POS with advisor and within context of pre-requisites for courses. See Exemplar POS’s.
Cognates: Four total cognates taken. First cognate is NRSG 917. Additional 3 cognates taken in individualized Plan of Study (POS) to augment student research interest.
NRSG999: A minimum of 12 dissertation credits are needed. Number of credits may vary based upon dissertation project and student progress.
NRSG998: A minimum of 2 credits required. Number of credits may vary based upon dissertation project and student progress.