PhD in Nursing

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  • PhD in Nursing Plan of Study

    Core component

    Areas of study will include courses from the following selected domains:

    • Statistics,
    • Research methods and practice,
    • Legal and ethical issues,
    • Philosophy of science,
    • Theory construction and application,
    • Writing for funding.


    Completion of the PhD degree requires a minimum of six semester hours of dissertation credit.

    Elective component

    The elective component is developed and designed with the student's adviser to meet the student's needs as well as to meet program requirements. PhD in Nursing students are required to complete a minimum of eight semester hours of doctoral study in the elective component.

    Plan of study

    Plans of study are determined in collaboration with the student's advisory committee. Both full-time and part-time plans of study are available. Below is the outline for a full-time plan of study.

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