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Curriculum

The DNS curriculum sequences interrelated coursework in nursing knowledge, research, investigation (conceptual & methodological issues), and proposal development with nursing and non nursing support courses. Formal study is concluded with the successful completion of the doctoral dissertation.

Curriculum for students admitted Fall 2016 and after

A curriculum plan for full time students entering the fall semester may be as follows:

Fall Semester
NURS 7301 Development of Nursing Knowledge   3
NURS 7306 Nursing Policy and Politics   3
NURS 7305 Qualitative Research Design   3
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I   4
   
Spring Semester
BIOS 6102 Biostatistics Methods II   4
NURS 7307 Theory Development in Nursing   3
NURS 7320 Conceptual Basis for Nursing Intervention   3
NURS 7323 Qualitative Research Methods   3
   
Summer Semester
HLSC 7101 Ethics in Biomedical Sciences   3
    
Fall Semester
NURS 7304 Measurement of Nursing Phenomena   3
NURS 7303 Quantitative Research Design and Methods   4
Support Course   3
   
Spring Semester
NURS 7321 Measurement Issues in Nursing Research   3
NURS 7322 Proposal Development   3
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar   1
Support Course   3
   
Summer Semester
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar   1
NURS 8000 Dissertation   1-9
Support Course   3

Total Credits Earned - 62

Doctoral seminar may be repeated during dissertation, as recommended by the major professor.

*This plan represents the minimum hours. Additional hours may be prescribed by the major professor.


Part-Time Curriculum Plan for Doctor of Nursing Science
(62 total Semester Credits)

Fall 1

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7301 Development of Nursing Knowledge
3
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I
4

Spring 1

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7320 Conceptual Basis for Nursing Intervention
3
BIOS 6102 Biostatistical Methods II
4

Summer 1

Course Number Course Title
Credits
HLSC 7101 Ethics in Biomedical Sciences
3

Fall 2

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7303 Quantitative Research Design and Methods
4
NURS 7304 Measurement of Nursing Phenomena
3

Spring 2

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7307 Theory Development in Nursing
3
NURS 7321 Measurement Issues in Nursing Research
3

Summer 2

Course Number Course Title
Credits
Support Course
3

Fall 3

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7305 Qualitative Research Design
3
NURS 7306 Nursing Policy and Politics
3

Spring 3

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7322 Proposal Development
3
NURS 7323 Qualitative Research Methods
3

Summer 3

Course Number Course Title
Credits
Support Course
3

Fall 4

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar
1
Support Course
3

Spring 4

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar
1
NURS 8000 Dissertation
9

Total Credits Earned - 62

Doctoral seminar may be repeated during dissertation, as recommended by the major professor.

This plan represents the minimum hours. Additional hours may be prescribed by the major professor as needed.


Curriculum for students admitted Fall 2014

A curriculum plan for full time students entering the fall semester may be as follows:

Fall Semester
NURS 7301 Development of Nursing Knowledge   3
NURS 7305 Qualitative Research Design   3
NURS 7303 Quantitative Research Design   3
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I   4
   
Spring Semester
BIOS 6102 Biostatistics Methods II   4
NURS 7307 Theory Development in Nursing   3
NURS 7320 Conceptual Basis for Nursing Investigation   3
NURS 7304 Measurement of Nursing Phenomena   3
   
Summer Semester
HLSC 7101 Ethics in Biomedical Sciences   3
    
Fall Semester
NURS 7323 Qualitative Research Methods   3
NURS 7324 Quantitative Research Methods   3
NURS 7306 Health Policy and Politics   3
Support Course   3
   
Spring Semester
NURS 7321 Measurement Issues in Nursing Research   3
NURS 7322 Proposal Development   3
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar   1
Support Course   3
   
Summer Semester
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar   1
NURS 8000 Dissertation   9
Support Course   3

Total Credits Earned - 64

*This plan represents the minimum hours. Additional hours may be prescribed by the major professor.


Part-Time Curriculum Plan for Doctor of Nursing Science
(64 total Semester Credits)

Fall 1

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7301 Development of Nursing Knowledge
3
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I
4

Spring 1

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7320 Conceptual Basis for Nursing Intervention
3
BIOS 6102 Biostatistical Methods II
4

Summer 1

Course Number Course Title
Credits
HLSC 7101 Ethics in Biomedical Sciences
3

Fall 2

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7303 Quantitative Research Design
3
NURS 7305 Qualitative Research Design
3

Spring 2

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7307 Theory Development in Nursing
3
NURS 7304 Measurement of Nursing Phenomenon
3

Summer 2

Course Number Course Title
Credits
Support Course
3

Fall 3

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7324 Quantitative Research Methods
3
NURS 7323 Qualitative Research Methods
3

Spring 3

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7321 Measurement Issues in Nursing Research
3
NURS 7322 Proposal Development
3

Summer 3

Course Number Course Title
Credits
Support Course
3

Fall 4

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7306 Health Policy and Politics
3
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar
1
Support Course
3

Spring 4

Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 7800 Doctoral Seminar
1
NURS 8000 Dissertation
9

Total Credits Earned - 64

This plan represents the minimum hours. Additional hours may be prescribed by the major professor as needed.

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