Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Nursing Education Ph.D.

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Program Requirements: A minimum grade of ‘B’ or better or satisfactory in all nursing courses must be earned.

See “Nursing Education Ph.D.

Degree Requirements — 66 credits

Research Core — 15 hours

NURS 723Design, Methods and Analysis in Health Care Research, Part I

3

NURS 724Design, Methods and Analysis in Health Care Research, Part II

3

NURS 790Doctoral Research Colloquium

3

SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

SRM 700Advanced Research Methods

3

Research and Dissertation — 16 hours

NURS 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

NURS 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

Research Tools

Students must demonstrate research skills in areas pertinent to the dissertation research topic. The Students’ competence in these skills will be assessed by the Students’ oral exam committee and/or dissertation committee members.

Master's to Ph.D. Requirements — 66 hours

Students enter with a master’s in nursing and complete the doctoral degree with 66 hours. The general plan of study for students who enter the doctoral program is listed below.

Nursing Science Master’s to Ph.D. Core — 12 hours

NURS 702Advanced Concepts of Vulnerable Underserved Populations

3

NURS 703Philosophical Underpinnings of Nursing Science

3

NURS 707Leadership in Health Policy

3

NURS 711Advanced Theory and Knowledge Development in Nursing

3

Nursing Education — 17 hours

NURS 730The Scholarship of Teaching and Practice in Nursing Education

2

NURS 741Evidence-Based Teaching

3

NURS 760Advanced Nursing Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation

3

NURS 780The Professorial Role in Nursing Education

3

PSY 681Learning and Instruction

3

Choose one of the following courses:

NURS 710Measurement of Nursing Student Outcomes

3

or

SRM 670Evaluation: Models and Designs

3

Electives — 6 hours (with advisor’s approval)

Deficiencies

*Equivalencies or portfolio experience will determine student’s need to take these additional hours (may be used as elective courses):

NURS 631Teaching Strategies for Practice and Academic Settings

3

NURS 661Planning and Evaluating Education in Practice and Academic Settings

3