PhD Curriculum

Full Time  
Summer I: Orientation NUR 8900  Issues and Trends in Health Care & Health Delivery Systems
Fall 1 NUR 9511 Dissertation Seminar I (1 credit)
NUR 9502 Philosophy & Science of Nursing
NUR 9505 Statistical Analysis I
NUR 9501 Concepts in Health and Culture
Spring 1 NUR 9512 Dissertation Seminar II (1 credit)
NUR 9503 Quantitative Research Design
               & Methods
NUR 9506 Statistical Analysis II
NUR 8951 Principles of Assessment,
               Measurement & Evaluation
Summer 2 NUR 9509 Philosophy of Higher Education
NUR 9504 Qualitative Research Design
               & Methods
Fall 2 NUR 9513 Dissertation Seminar III (1 credit)
NUR 9500 Social Ethics and Healthcare
NUR 8950 Curriculum Design in Nursing
               Education
NUR 8952 Teaching Strategies in Nursing
Spring 2 NUR 8954 Practicum in Nursing Education
NUR 8500 American Higher Education
Cognate Course
Summer 3 NUR 9514 Advanced Research Design
NUR 9508 Doctoral Dissertation Continuation
                 until completion of program
TOTAL: 51 semester credits (typical)
Part Time  
Summer I:  Orientation NUR 8900 Issues and Trends in Health Care & Health Delivery Systems
Fall 1 NUR 9502 Philosophy & Science of Nursing
NUR 9505 Statistical Analysis I
NUR 9511 Dissertation Seminar I (1 credit)
Spring 1 NUR 9503 Quantitative Research Design & Methods
NUR 9506 Statistical Analysis II
NUR 9512 Dissertation Seminar II (1 credit)
Summer 2 NUR 9509 Philosophy of Higher Education
NUR 9504 Qualitative Research Design & Methods
Fall 2 NUR 9513 Dissertation Seminar III (1 credit)
NUR 9500 Social Ethics and Healthcare
NUR 9501 Concepts in Health and Culture
Spring 2 NUR 8951 Principles of Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation
NUR 8500 American Higher Education
Summer 3 NUR 9514 Advanced Research Design
Cognate Course
Fall 3 NUR 8950 Curriculum in Nursing Education
NUR 8952 Teaching Strategies
Spring 3 NUR 8954 Practicum in Nursing Education
NUR 9508 Doctoral Dissertation Continuationuntil completion of program
TOTAL: 51 semester credits (typical)

Course numbers may be created for independent studies which may fulfill cognate requirements and/or be substitutions for courses students do not need for various reasons.

After completion of course work, students will enroll in Doctoral Dissertation Continuation until defense of dissertation.

Additional Information

Students must be enrolled in NUR 9508 during the semester in which they defend their dissertation.

My View

"I believe that a PhD in nursing education is the most appropriate educational path to provide me with the knowledge and skills to become a nurse educator, nurse researcher, and nursing leader in the 21st century."

Joanne Schwartz