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Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the Graduate School as well as particular requirements set forth by the Nursing Department. The PhD nursing courses are offered online with synchronous and asynchronous delivery. Ph.D. students will be required to develop and submit a nationally competitive grant to support their doctoral research. Ph.D. students are required to submit an article for publication to a refereed journal and to present dissertation work to a regional or national audience.
PhD IN NURSING CURRICULUM
The total curriculum consists of 90 credit hours post baccalaureate in the following categories:
Theory and Research (18 credit hours)
NURS 571 Theoretical Development in Nursing (3)
NURS 573 Research Grantsmanship (3)
NURS 574 Quantitative Nursing Methods (3)
NURS 575 Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing (3)
NURS 590 Research Practicum (3 - 6)
Theory and research electives (3)
Nursing Science (18 credit hours)
NURS 570 Epistemology and Philosophy of Nursing (3)
NURS 572 Vulnerable and Diverse Populations (3)
NURS 577 Healthcare Ethics and Diversity (3)
Nursing science and practice electives (9)
Scholarly Tools (9-12 credit hours)
Courses in statistics and/or qualitative analytical approaches, including at least one course in multivariate statistics.
Functional Component (9-12 credit hours)
NURS 566 Curriculum Development (3)
NURS 567 Teaching Strategies (3)
NURS 568 Teaching Practicum (2)
NURS 569 Assessment and Evaluation (3)
Electives (15 credit hours)
Courses will be selected by the students in consultation with the student's faculty advisory committee to develop the particular research thrust of the student.
Dissertation (18 credit hours), including
NURS 579 Doctoral Seminar (three 1-credit hour courses)
NURS 999 Dissertation (15)
- Applicants with earned master's degrees from accredited schools may qualify for up to 36 hours of credit toward the doctoral degree.
- Credit will be awarded only for courses in which a grade of B or better has been achieved.
- A maximum of 24 credit hours may be transferred for the post-masters course work.
- Various nursing courses are offered by semester - not all courses are offered every semester
- Students work with their advisors in scheduling required courses.