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Required Courses

The PhD in Nursing consists of at least 64 semester credit hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate degree or 46 semester credit hours beyond a master’s degree plus dissertation credit hours.

BSN Students

The following courses are pre-requisites to any doctoral level courses. All BSN students must complete the following 18 semester hours of master's level courses:

 PhD Coursework Required for Both MSN/PhD and BSN/PhD Tracks

Credit Hours

NURS 700

Theoretical Basis of Nursing

3

NURS 702

Philosophy of Science

3

NURS 710         

Research Methods I:  Qualitative Research Methods

3

NURS 711

Research Methods II: Quantitative Design

3

NURS 712

Research Methods III:  Nursing Measurement

3

NURS 714

Research Methods IV:  Analysis of Existing Data

3

NURS 725

Leadership and Health Policy for the Nurse Scientist

3

NURS 735

PhD Seminar I

1

NURS 736

PhD Seminar II

1

NURS 737

PhD Seminar III

1

NURS 738

PhD Seminar IV

1

 XXX

Three Cognates from a different discipline

9

 XXX

Two graduate level statistics courses

6

Total Credit Hours

40

 

 Additional Coursework Required for BSN/PhD Track

NURS 605           

Foundations for Advanced Practice

3

NURS 607

Research and Evidence Based Practice

3

NURS 608 OR NURS 655

Issues in Economic Information Management or

Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS 652

Applied Statistics

3

NURS 657

Clinical Prevention and Population Health

3

 

Additional Credit Hours for BSN/PhD Track

15
















 

 

MSN Applicants

It's strongly recommended that all applicants have completed a three-credit hour masters-level statistics course with a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher within the last five years. The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research maintains a database of available statistics courses that may be used as a refresher course. Learn more about the basic core competencies need for the PhD program.

Sample Programs of Study

Please contact the Office of Student Services 502-852-1196.

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