Thirty-nine (39) credits hours of course work are required in the PhD program curriculum. In addition, 12 credit hours of dissertation research are required. A maximum of 18 semester hours of course work from the master's degree program in nursing may be accepted and applied without charge toward the total 69 credit hours required.
Completion of an advanced statistics course or equivalent within the last five years is a program prerequisite. The prerequisite may be taken concurrently as part of a plan of study. The prerequisite must be completed prior to multivariate statistics.
Attendance at the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) annual conference is required the first year. Thereafter, students may attend MNRS or another research conference as proposed by their academic advisor. The MNRS conference is held early each spring in different cities throughout the Midwest.
PhD in Nursing Curriculum