Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Suggested Plan of Study: Full time

Course # Course Name Credits*
Fall, Year 1
GNUR 8210 Scientific Progress in Nursing 3-0-0-3
GNUR 8130 Statistical Methods for Health Care Research I 3-0-0-3
GNUR 8220 Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge


GNUR 8000 Seminar in Nursing Science


Spring, Year 1
GNUR 8140 Statistical Methods for Health Care Research II 3-0-0-3
GNUR 8110 Quantitative Research Methods 3-0-0-3
GNUR 8230 Historical Inquiry in Nursing 3-0-0-3
GNUR 8120 Qualitative Research Methods 3-0-0-3
Fall, Year 2
GNUR 8410 Grant Writing Seminar 3-0-0-3
Spring, Year 2
  Cognates and electives  
Variable Semesters
GNUR 8435 Scholarship in Research Ethics OR (BIMS 7100) 1-0-0-1
BIMS 7100 Research Ethics OR (PHSE 7650) 1-0-0-1
PHSE 7650 Ethics and Law in Human Subjects Research (offered in odd years, fall) 2-0-0-2
GNUR 9110 Research Practicum (4 credits minimum)  
GNUR 9890 Dissertation Seminar (enroll post-comprehensive exam) 1-0-0-1
GNUR 9999 Dissertation Research 3-0-0-3
  Cognates and Electives  

* Each School of Nursing course is identified by a 4-digit academic credit nomenclature:

  1. the first digit denotes the classroom hours
  2. the second digit denotes the lab hours
  3. the third digit denotes the clinical hours (1 credit = 56 hours)
  4. and the fourth digit denotes the total credits earned

Please Visit the Graduate Record for the official program requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.