Our MSN to PhD track is designed for nurses with a Master's of Science degree in Nursing. Focused on health promotion, human response, and healing, students have the opportunity to study in the areas of biobehavioral research, vulnerable populations, and contemporary pedagogies. These areas of inquiry provide the structure for students to develop a plan of study to gain in-depth knowledge in a specific area of research.
A Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a nationally accredited institution is required for applicants.
For Graduates of Foreign Universities: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) scores.
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MSN to PhD Program Curriculum
Semester 1 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6341 History & Philosophy 3 GNRS 6357 Nursing Science I 3 GNRS 6356 Concepts & Theories in Nursing 3 Semester 2 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6346 Quantitative Research Methods 3 GNRS 6358 Nursing Science II 3 GNRS 6364 Advanced Statistics 3 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6347 Ethics in Health Care & Research 3 GNRS 6350 Clinical Investigations in Nursing 3 GNRS 6361 Quantitative Data Management 3 Semester 4 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3 GNRS 6352 Survey of Instrumentation 3 GNRS 6348 Qualitative Research Methods 3 Semester 5 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3 GNRS 6088 Independent Study 3 GNRS 6351 Qualitative Data Management 3 Semester 6 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3 Semester 7 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6340 Doctoral Research Seminar 3 GNRS 6099 Dissertation 6 Semester 8 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 6099 Dissertation 3
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