PhD in Nursing Science Curriculum

Program of Study for Clinical Research Track [Full-time]

Bold = Core course required for all PhD students.   Italics = Core course required for track students.

YEAR 1
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 313 Theories of Science [2 credits]

NRSC 305 Informatics and Scholarly Inquiry [2 credits]

NRSC 368 Contextual Nature of Health and Health Behaviors [2 credits]

NRSC 306 Research Design and Statistics I [3 credits]

NRSC 380 Knowledge Synthesis in Nursing Science [3 credit]

NRSC 304 Ethical and Legal Issues in Research [1 credit]

NRSC 307 Research Design and Statistics II  [3 credits]

NRSC 350 Conceptual Foundations of Clinical Research [ 3 credits]

NRSC 394 Qualitative Research Methods [3 credits]

NRSC 308 Research Design and Statistics III [3 credits]

NRSC 352 Measurement in Clinical Research [3 credits]

 

YEAR 2
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 312 Programs of Research and Grantsmanship [2 credits]

NRSC 309 Special Topics in Quantitative Methods [2 credits]

NRSC 353 Designing and Testing Clinical Interventions [3 credits]

NRSC 395 Research Practicum [2 credits]

NRSC 302 Advanced Doctoral Seminar I [1 credit]

NRSC 311 Role of Scientist in Academe, Community and World [1 credit]

NRSC 310 Health, Healthcare, Research & Public Policy [2 credits]

NRSC 366 Curriculum Strategies for Health Professional Education [3 credits]

Required for Nurse Faculty Loan recipients OR Elective Course [3 credits]

NRSC 395 Research Practicum [2 credits]

NRSC 303 Advanced Doctoral Seminar II [1 credit]

NRSC 367 Educational Evaluation for Learning in the Health Professions [3 credits] Required for Nurse Faculty Loan recipients OR Elective course [3 credits]

NRSC 379 Non-Candidate Research [variable 0-6 credits]

 

Notes

  • All students must take 6 credits related to phenomenon of interest [part of the track specific course work]
  • Summer semester is based on 14 weeks
  • Research practica [4 hours] is required during Year 2
 

PhD in Nursing Science Curriculum

Program of Study for Health Services Research Track [Full-time]

Bold = Core course required for all PhD students.   Italics = Core course required for track students.

Year 1
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 313 Theories of Science [2 credits]

NRSC 305 Informatics and Scholarly Inquiry [2 credits]

NRSC 368 Contextual Nature of Health and Health Behaviors [2 credits]

NRSC 306 Research Design and Statistics I [3 credits]

NRSC 380 Knowledge Synthesis in Nursing Science [3 credits]

NRSC 304 Ethical and Legal Issues in Research [1 credit]

NRSC 307 Research Design and Statistics II  [3 credits]

NRSC 381 Current Topics in Health Services Research [3 credits]

NRSC 394 Qualitative Research Methods [3 credits]

NRSC 308 Research Design and Statistics III [3 credits]

NRSC 382 Measuring Outcomes: Issues in Health Services Research Designs [3 credits]


Year 2
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 312 Programs of Research and Grantsmanship [2 credits]

NRSC 309 Special Topics in Quantitative Methods [2 credits]

NRSC 383 Issues in Health Services Research Intervention Studies [3 credits]

NRSC 395 Research Practicum [2 credits]

NRSC 302 Advanced Doctoral Seminar I [1 credit]

NRSC 311 Role of Scientist in Academe, Community and World [1 credit]

NRSC 310 Health, Healthcare, Research & Public Policy [2 credits]

NRSC 366 Curriculum Strategies for Health Professional Education [3 credits]

Required for Nurse Faculty Loan recipients OR Elective Course [3 credits]

NRSC 395 Research Practicum [2 credits]

NRSC 303 Advanced Doctoral Seminar II [1 credit]

NRSC 367 Educational Evaluation for Learning in the Health Professions [3 credits] Required for Nurse Faculty Loan recipients OR Elective Course

NRSC 379 Non-Candidate Research [variable 0-6 credits]

 

Note

  • All students must take 6 credits related to phenomenon of interest [part of the track specific course work]
  • Summer semester is based on 14 weeks
  • Research practica [4 hours] is required during Year 2

 

 


PhD in Nursing Science Curriculum

Program of Study for Both Tracks [Part-time]

Bold = Core course required for all PhD students.   Italics = Core course required for track students.

 

Year 1
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 313 Theories of Science [2 credits]

NRSC 306 Research Design and Statistics I [3 credits]

NRSC 305 Informatics and Scholarly Inquiry [2 credits]

 

NRSC 307 Research Design and Statistics II [3 credits]

NRSC 310 Health, Healthcare, Research & Public Policy [2 credits]

NRSC 308 Research Design and Statistics III [3 credits]


Year 2
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 368 Contextual Nature of Health and Health Behaviors [2 credits]

NRSC 309 Special Topics in Quantitative Methods [2 credits]

NRSC 380 Knowledge Synthesis in Nursing Science [3 credits]

NRSC 350 Conceptual Foundations of Clinical Research [ 3 credits]

OR

NRSC 381 Current Topics in Health Services Research [3 credits]

NRSC 395 Research Practicum [2 credits]

NRSC 352 Measurement in Clinical Research [3 credits]

OR

NRSC 382 Measuring Outcomes: Issues in Health Services Research Designs [3 credits]

 

Year 3
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 353 Designing and Testing Clinical Interventions [3 credits]

OR

NRSC 383 Issues in Health Services Research Intervention Studies [3 credits]

NRSC 395 Research Practicum [2 credits]

NRSC 311 Role of Scientist in Academe, Community and World [1 credit]

NRSC 304 Ethical and Legal Issues in Research [1 credit]

NRSC 366 Curriculum Strategies for Health Professional Education [3 credits] Required for Nurse Faculty Loan recipients OR

Electives [3 credits]

NRSC 394 Qualitative Research Methods [3 credits]

NRSC 367 Educational Evaluation for Learning in the Health Professions [3 credits] Required for Nurse Faculty Loan OR

Electives [3 credits]

 

Year 4
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 312 Programs of Research [2 credits]

NRSC 379 Non-Candidate Research [variable 0-6 credits]

NRSC 302 Advanced Doctoral Seminar I [1 credit]

NRSC 379 Non-Candidate Research [variable 0-6 credits]

NRSC 303 Advanced Doctoral Seminar II [1 credit]

NRSC 379 Non-Candidate Research [variable 0-6 credits]

 

Year 5
Fall Spring Summer

NRSC 399 Dissertation Research

[variable credit: 0-6]

NRSC 399 Dissertation Research

[variable credit: 0-6]

NRSC 399 Dissertation Research

[variable credit: 0-6]

 

Note

  • All students must take 6 credits related to phenomenon of interest [part of the track specific course work]
  • Summer semester is based on 14 weeks
  • Research practica [4 hours] is required during Year 2