The online Ph.D. in Nursing requires 79 credit hours. Students may transfer in 24 hours of credit from graduate coursework after successfully passing comprehensive exams.

NURS 802D Graduate Nursing Healthcare Ethics (3 credits)
NURS 805D Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Healthcare (3 credits)
NURS 806D Multivariate Statistics in Healthcare Research (3 credits)
NURS 903D Philosophy of Science in Healthcare (3 credits)
NURS 907D Theory Development (3 credits)
NURS 908D Qualitative Research in Nursing (3 credits)
NURS 909D Quantitative Research in Nursing (3 credits)
NURS 910D Advanced Quantitative Methods* (3 credits)
NURS 911D Advanced Qualitative Methods* (3 credits)
NURS 916D Seminar in Nursing Scholarship (1 credit)
NURS 922D Doctoral Research Practicum (3 credits)
NURS 923D Clinical Problems I: Theoretical Considerations (3 credits)
NURS 924D Clinical Problems in Nursing II (3 credits)
NURS 926D Seminar in Health Policy Formulation and Analysis (3 credits)
NURS 930D  Seminar in Research Proposals (3 credits)
NURS 996D-DA Doctoral Dissertation Research (2 courses)
NURS 998D Comprehensive Exam (with classes)
NURS 998DA Comprehensive Exam (without classes)
Advanced Clinical Cognate 1, 2, and 3 (3 credits each)
In consultation with their advisor, students wills elect courses that support either the method or content of their dissertation research
Optional Clinical Cognate 4 (3 credits)

* If students are using both quantitative/qualitative research for their dissertation, they will want to take both NURS 910D and NURS 911D. However, if a student is only using one method, they can elect to take the course they do not initially choose as an option for a cognate course

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