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Course Title Credits
Nursing Knowledge Component
NURS 70710 History and Philosophy of Nursing Science 3
  70715 Theory Construction and Development in Nursing 3
  70720 Introduction to Nursing Knowledge Domains 3
  86091 Variable Content Seminar in Nursing: Nursing Science I 3
  87091 Variable Content Seminar in Nursing: Nursing Science II 3
Research Methods, Designs and Statistics
NURS 70705 Foundations of Research Methods in Nursing 3
  70725 Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing 3
  70730 Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing 3

Advanced Topics in Quantitative Research Methods*

Advanced Methods for Nursing Reserach: Application of Qualitative Methods*
  70727 Advanced Health Care Statistics I 3
  70737 Advanced Health Care Statistics II 3
Two courses are required: Selected with the approval of the student’s academic advisor; 3 hours must be from disciplines outside of nursing and 3 hours may be within or outside of nursing. Cognates support the student’s research interest. 6
NURS 70746 Advanced Methods for Nursing Research: Measurement in Nursing  
  70748 Advanced Methods for Nursing Reserach: Program Evaluation in Nursing  
  70749 Research Methods for Knowledge Management  
Health Care Policy
NURS 70735 Nursing and Health Care Policy 3
NURS 80199 Dissertation I** 30


*Selected with the approval of student's advisor.

**Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for NURS 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter NURS 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.