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BSN to PhD Program Track

Shaping future generations of nurse scientists!

BSN to PhD is designed for nurses with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Although students completing the BSN to PhD program do not earn a masters degree in nursing, they do immerse themselves in challenging masters as well as doctoral level courses.

Degree Requirements

A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a nationally accredited institution is required for applicants.

Required Application Documents

Required: a resume, all official transcripts, three (3) letters of reference & a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines).

Other Requirements

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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10

Semesters

27

Courses


  • 1

     Semester

    3 Courses (10 Hours)

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  • 2

     Semester

    3 Courses (10 Hours)

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  • 3

     Semester

    3 Courses (9 Hours)

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  • 4

     Semester

    3 Courses (9 Hours)

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  • 5

     Semester

    3 Courses (9 Hours)

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  • 6

     Semester

    4 Courses (10 Hours)

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  • 7

     Semester

    3 Courses (9 Hours)

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  • 8

     Semester

    3 Courses (9 Hours)

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  • 9

     Semester

    1 Course (3 Hours)

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  • 10

     Semester

    1 Course (9 Hours)

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    BSN to PhD Program Curriculum

    • Semester 1
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 5309 Educator: The Foundation of Adult Learning 3
      GNRS 6357 Nursing Science I 3
      GNRS 6400 Concepts & Theories in Nursing 4
      Semester 2
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 5322 Educator: Curriculum Design 3
      GNRS 6358 Nursing Science II 3
      GNRS 6402 Advanced Statistics 4
      Semester 3
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 5311 Program Evaluation 3
      GNRS 5312 Educator: Learning Environment 3
      GNRS 6361 Quantitative Data Management 3
      Semester 4
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6341 History & Philosophy 3
      GNRS 5320 Educator: Teaching Practicum 3
      GNRS 6348 Qualitative Research Methods 3
      Semester 5
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6346 Quantitative Research Methods 3
      GNRS 6362 Pedagogy: Teaching, Research & Scholarship in the Clinical Environment 3
      GNRS 6351 Qualitative Data Management 3
      Semester 6
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6347 Ethics in Health Care & Research 3
      GNRS 6350 Clinical Investigations in Nursing 3
      MEHU 6101 Ethics in Science 1
      GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3
      Semester 7
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6352 Survey of Instrumentation 3
      GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3
      GNRS 6088 Independent Study 3
      Semester 8
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6325 Health Care Policy 3
      GNRS 6337 Informatics in Transformation of Health Care 3
      GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3
      Semester 9
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6340 Doctoral Research Seminar 3
      Semester 10
      Course Number Course Name Hours
      GNRS 6099 Dissertation 9

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