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BS-PhD Program Plan (PDF)

Fall Year 1

  • Nur 500: Theoretical Foundations in Advancing Nursing Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 520: Healthcare Systems - 3 credits

Spring Year 1

  • Nur 511: Translating Research Evidence for Advancing Nursing - 3 credits 
  • Nur 512: Integrated Physiological Knowledge - 3 credits

Summer Year 1

  • Nur 605: Statistical Analysis - 3 credits

Total: 15 credits 

Fall Year 2

  • Nur 644: Teaching and Learning Theory, Research Strategies - 3 credits 
  • Nur 645: Teaching in the Clinical and Technology Advanced Environments - 3 credits 

Spring Year 2

  • Nur 642: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • Nur 646: Practicum Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (practicum) - 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Fall Year 3

  • Nur 700: Philosophy of Nursing - 3 credits 
  • Nur 720: Human Response to Health and Illness: Research, Theory, and Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit

Spring Year 3

  • Nur 705: Theory Construction to Synthesis and Application Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 710: Multivariate Analysis in Health Care Research - 3 credits
  • Nur 786: Dissertation Development I - 2 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit 

Summer Year 3

  • Nur 712: Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research - 3 credits
  • Apply for MS degree 

Total: 19 credits

Fall Year 4

  • Nur 714: Quantitative Methods in Nursing - 3 credits
  • Nur 750: Leadership & Scholarly Development in Nursing Education PM - 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit
  • Select dissertation committee chair in September 

Spring Year 4

  • Nur 730: Nursing Interventions in the Care of the Chronically Ill Persons: Research, Theory, & Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 740: Promoting Health and Shaping the Healthcare System: Research, Theory, & Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit
  • Nur 787: Dissertation Development II- 2 credits
  • Form dissertation committee by May

Summer Year 4

  • Elective - 3 credits
  • Apply for PhD candidacy

Total: 19 credits

Fall Year 5

  • Nur 788: Dissertation Proposal - 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit
  • Qualifying hearing- December

Spring Year 5

  • Nur 789: Disertation Defense- 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit

Total: 8 credits

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