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NURSING

THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE IN NURSING

The PhD program, focusing on health outcomes and health services research, will involve four years of full-time study. It will combine coursework, comprehensive exams and a dissertation. This program will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings. Research and scholarly activities will prepare graduates to contribute to nursing practice, the design and delivery of health care, and policy development.

Admission Requirements

Submit
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Three professional letters of reference.
A statement of research interest and a career plan
Provide two examples of independent scholarly work (e.g., publications, research reports, course assignments)
For international students, successful completion of an English Language Proficiency Exam may be required. Refer to Application Information in Graduate Calendar for requirements

Other
Interview may be required

Degree requirements:
NURS-9100. Philosophy of Science in Nursing
NURS-9200. Advanced Perspectives in Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
NURS-9300. Advanced Perspectives in Qualitative Research
One graduate level course
NURS-9410 Comprehensive Exam
NURS-9980. Dissertation

In addition to the degree requirements, all students in the PhD Program must complete a series of professional development activites prior to enrolling in NURS-9410 Comprehensive Examinations.

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