DNP to PhD

Sample Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Fall, Year 1
NGR 7111 Evolution of Nursing as a Discipline and Practice  3
NGR 7116 Caring Science I: An Essential Domain of Nursing Knowledge* 3
NGR 7846 Essential Statistical Methods for Nursing Science² 3
  Nursing Science**  
Spring, Year 1
NGR 7115 Philosophies of Science Grounding Nursing 3
NGR 7815 Qualitative Research Methods  3
NGR 7818 Advanced Nursing Research:Applied Quantitative Design and Methods 3
Summer, Year 1
NGR 7946 Scholarship Practicum  3
NGR 7845 Advanced Applied Statistics 3
Fall, Year 2
NGR 7121 Theory Development and Application in Nursing** 3
NGR 7118 Caring Science II: Developing Phenomena of Interest within Research Focus Areas  3
NGR 7816 Mixed Methods in Practice Based Research 3
Spring, Year 2
NGR 7853 Innovations in Inquiry 3
NGR 7119 Caring Science III: Innovative Methodologies to Study Caring Science 3
  Doctoral Cognate  3
Summer, Year 2
NGR 7978 Doctoral Synthesis (Comprehensive Exams) 3
Fall, Year 3
NGR 7979* Advanced Research  3
Spring, Year 3
NGR 7980* Dissertation (two classes over two semesters) 6
Summer, Year 3
NGR 7980* Dissertation (two classes over two semesters) 6

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.