Ph.D. in Nursing Science

Graduate School of Nursing

Ph.D. in Nursing Science

The curriculum for the Ph.D. in Nursing Science program is designed to provide rigorous research training to create scientists who will conduct research relevant to both military and federal health care. The curriculum incorporates specialized education and training that allows GSN alumni to contribute cutting edge research in the areas faculty expertise of Biobehavioral Nursing, Population Health, Systems Informatics and Patient Safety.

Nursing Knowledge 12 Credit Hours

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Theoretical Frameworks
  • Ethical, Legal and Health Policy
  • Professional Issues in Scholarship

Research Methods 10 Credit Hours (Min)

  • Research Methods 1&2
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Design

Cognate Courses 12+ Credit Hours; Electives 9+

  • Specific to student research concentration or individual enhancement electives in support of administration, education or clinical practice

Statistics: 6 Credit Hours (minimum required)

  • Research Methods 1&2
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Design

Cognate Courses 12+ Credit Hours; Electives 9+

  • Specific to student research concentration or individual enhancement electives in support of administration, education, or clinical practice

Statistics: 6 Credit Hours (minimum required)

  • Non Parametric and Parametric Models
  • Regression Based Models

Dissertation 21+ or more Credit Hours

  • Proposal Development & Grant Writing (3)
  • Dissertation Research Seminar I, II, III, IV, & V (9 min)
  • Dissertation Research (9)

Total Credit Hours: 91 Minimum