Program Requirements

Curriculum

Post-MS to PhD Curriculum

Foundation Courses Credits
  CITI Course 0
NGC 632 Interpreting Health Care Policy 3
NUS 691 Advanced Information Technology in Practice, Education & Research 1
NGC 692 Seminar in Grantsmanship 1
NUS 700 Advanced Theory Construction and Development 3
NGC 701 State of Nursing Science 3
NUS 739 Philosophy of Science 3

Core Credits: 14

Research Courses Credits
NUS 694 Quantitative Methods in Health Care Research                                   3
NUS 695 Advanced Statistical Techniques 3
*NUS 697

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

3
NUS 705 Designing and Testing Interventions and Innovations 3
NUS 706 Psycho-Social Measurement & Questionnaire Construction 3
NUS 708 Research Practicum 2
*NUS 710 Interpretive Phenomenology 3

Research Credits: 17
*Students may choose to take NUS 697 OR NUS 710

Elective Courses for Dissertation and Professional Role                              Credits

Elective Credits: 12

Dissertation Courses

Credits
NUS 702 Dissertation Seminar ≥ 2
NUS 699 Dissertation Guidance 12

Dissertation Credits: 14

Minimum Required Post-Master's Credits : 57

Additional Curriculum for Optional Advanced Certificate

Optional Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

Credits

NUS 691

Advanced Information Technology in Practice, Education, & Research

1

NUS 691L

Education Technology Laboratory

1

NSG 533

Teaching in Nursing

4

 

A minimum of nine (9) additional credits in an area chosen by the student, with approval of his/her faculty advisor, which fit the student's professional objectives.*

9

Minimum Required Advanced Certificate Credits: 15

* These courses may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assessment and Measurement

Credits

CEP 502

Assessment of Learning and Instruction

3

CEP 503

Tests and Measurements

3

CEP 509

Educational and Psychological Measurement

3

NUS 706

Psycho-Social Measurement & Questionnaire

3

Educational Technology

Credits

CEP 506

Introduction to Educational Technology

3

CEP 508

Educational Uses of the Internet

 

CEP 555

Learning, Teaching, and Technology

 

CEP 565

Computers and Learning

3

LAI 678

Digital Media in Education

3

Learning, Cognition, and Development

Credits

CEP 546

Topical Seminar in Human Development

3

CEP 560

The Psychology of Learning and Instruction

3

CEP 564

Cognitive Psychology

3

CEP 566

Topical in Human Learning

3

Higher Education and Student Development

Credits

ELP 501

Higher Education in the U.S.

3

ELP 508

Community College

3

ELP 509

The American College Student

3

ELP 514

Student Development

3

ELP 533

College Impact on Students

3

Qualifying examination and dissertation proposal

Successful completion of a written qualifying examination developed by the student’s dissertation committee and an oral defense of the proposed research for the dissertation are required of every PhD student before beginning their dissertation research.

The qualifying examination is generally attempted following the completion of all (or the majority) of coursework. Defense of the dissertation proposal provides an opportunity for the faculty, in addition to the student’s committee, to contribute to the scholarly development of the student’s work and promotion of science. The dissertation must represent the outcome of independent, original research mentored by the Chair and committee and is defended orally at the direction of the student’s dissertation Chair. 

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