DNP to PhD

Sample Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Year One - Fall Semester
NGR 7115 Philosophies of Science Grounding Nursing 3
NGR 7116 Caring: An Essential Domain of Nursing Knowledge¹ 3
NGR 7846 Essential Statistical Methods for Nursing Science² 3
Year One - Spring Semester
NGR 7932 Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing I 1
NGR 7815 Qualitative Research Methods I 3
NGR 7121 Theory Development & Application in Nursing² 3
Year Two - Summer Semester
NGR 7818 Advanced Nursing Research: Applied Quantitative Design & Methods 3
Year Two - Fall Semester
NGR 7934 Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing II 1
NGR 7817 Qualitative Research Methods II 3
NGR 7822 Measurement in Practice Based Research 3
  Doctoral Cognate I¹ 3
Year Two - Spring Semester
NGR 7936 Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing III 1
NGR 7853 Innovations in Inquiry 3
NGR 7738 Public Policy in the Context of Nursing & Health¹ 3
  Doctoral Cognate II or Elective ¹ 3
Year Three - Summer Semester
NGR 7978 Doctoral Synthesis (Comprehensive Exams) 3
  Doctoral Cognate III 3
Year Three - Fall Semester
NGR 7979 Advanced Research (Research Proposal Defense) 3
Year Three - Spring Semester
NGR 7980 Dissertation 6
Year Three - Summer Semester
NGR 7980 Dissertation 6
  TOTAL CREDITS 60

Courses accepted for transfer if applicable:

  • NGR 7116 Caring: An Essential Domain of Nursing Knowledge
  • NGR 7738 Public Policy in the Context of Nursing & Health
  • NGR 7661 Population Based Caring in Aging Societies (counted as elective)
  • NGR 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (counted as cognate)

*Students pay a fee to challenge select courses by taking an examination or by writing a paper.
**Transfer students submit a transcript for evaluation and plan of study will be individualized.