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MS-PhD Program Plan (PDF)

Fall Year 1

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

Spring Year 1

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

Summer Year 1

  • Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research - 3 credits

Total: 19 credits

Fall Year 2

  • Nur 417: Quantitative Methods in Nursing - 3 credits 
  • Nur 664: Teaching and Learning Theory, Research, & Strategies - 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit

Spring Year 2

  • Nur 730: Nursing Interventions in the Care of the Chronically Ill Persons: Research, Theory, & Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 642: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Nur 787: Dissertation Development II - 2 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit

Summer Year 2

  • Elective - 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

Fall Year 3

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

Spring Year 3

  • Nur 740:Promoting Health and Shaping the Healthcare System: Research, Theory, & Practice - 3 credits
  • Nur 780: Doctoral Seminar - 1 credit 
  • Form dissertation committee by May

Summer Year 3

  • Apply for PhD candidacy

Total: 11 credits

Fall Year 4

  • Nur 788: Dissertation Proposal - 3 credits
  • Qualifying hearing - December

Spring Year 4

  • Nur 789: Dissertation Defense - 3 credits

Total: 6 credits

Grand total: 52 credits 

Dissertation: 16 credits 

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