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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (PhD) - BS to PhD, Health Policy Track

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Program Requirements

Complete 81 credits from 24 courses including 18 required courses, four electives, one guiding dissertation course, and twelve credits of dissertation research.

Doctoral candidacy: Students must pass written and oral comprehensive exams which is a prerequisite for doctoral candidacy. The written exam consists of two papers; one conceptual and one methodological.
Dissertation: Candidates must complete and defend a dissertation written in traditional five-chapter format.

Statute of limitations: Eight years.

Course Requirements

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete four elective courses.

It is recommended that the majority of the electives (three of four) are methods courses chosen in collaboration with an academic adviser in the program.

Guiding Dissertation Course (3 Credits)

Dissertation Research (12 Credits)

Advanced Practice Certification

Students enrolled in the nursing PhD program who wish to pursue additional coursework to apply for Advanced Practice certification (NP or CNS) after completion of the PhD will be allowed to take up to two NP courses for their elective requirements within the PhD curriculum at the discretion of their faculty advisor. Students are encouraged to discuss this option with their faculty advisor as early as possible during their PhD coursework.

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