PhD in Nursing
Sample Curriculum - MS to PhD Program
The in-class curriculum requires a minimum of 67 credits. Of that total, 9 credits are allocated to cognate courses; of these cognate credits a minimum of 6 must be taken outside of the discipline of nursing. The remaining credits are taken within the School of Nursing and include 15 credits allocated to statistics, measurement, philosophy of science, and data management, 13 credits allocated to research methods and theory development, 6 credits allocated to scholarship and policy development, 3 credits for a research practicum, 3 credits for an education practicum, 3 credits for a dissertation seminar, and 15 credits for dissertation research. A complete listing of required courses and credit allocations are listed below.
Sample Curriculum - Post-Baccalaureate PhD in Nursing Program
The Post-Baccalaureate option provides an efficient educational pathway for motivated baccalaureate graduates seeking an early-career doctorate. At the end of Year 1, qualified students will earn a 30-31 credit master’s degree “in passing” in either Nursing Leadership, Informatics or Population- Focused Health. The master’s degree is presented in a hybrid format. All three master’s tracks will include clinical experiences specifically designed for the Post-Baccalaureate PhD student and these experiences will be developed in consultation with the Program Director. Additional opportunities to gain clinical skills will continue as the student progresses through the PhD program. As with all master’s degree programs in the SON, students will not need to take the GRE for admission, but will need to demonstrate acceptable scores on the GRE before beginning the PhD portion of the program. Given the rigorous nature of this program, full-time study is strongly recommended.