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PhD Curriculum

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Three Year PhD Curriculum - 56 credits

53 Credits Total if 3 credit statistics course is transferred
* Required On-campus Visit     ** Study Abroad

YEAR 1
Summer - Foundations
GPNG 901 State of the Science and Discovery 3 credits
GPNG 921 Foundations of Social and Distributive Justice in Health Policy 3 credits
Doctoral Week*
Fall - Science, Truth and Knowledge
GPNG 927 Structure of Nursing Knowledge 3 credits
GPNG 922 Philosophy of Science and Theory 3 credits
Qualifying Exam
Spring - Scientific Tools
GPNG 923 Methods of Scientific Inquiry I 4 credits
Cognate 3 credits
GPNG 940 Statistics II OR a Cognate 3 credits
YEAR 2
Summer - Global View
GPNG 924 Methods of Scientific Inquiry II** 4 credits
GPNG 903 Measurement Issues** 3 credits
Seminar: Topic Defense* (Doctoral Week)
Fall - Immersion and Articulation
GPNG 931 Applied Qualitative Practicum 3 credits
GPNG 915 Dissertation Research Seminar: 1st manuscript (literature or other)* 3 credits
Cognate 3 credits
Spring - Developing Independence
GPNG 930 Applied Quantitative Practicum 3 credits
GPNG 925 Grant Writing 3 credits
YEAR 3
Summer - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation 3 credits
Fall - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation 3 credits
Spring - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation 3 credits
Summer - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation Final Defense* 3 credits

Revisions to curricula are ongoing.

Four Year PhD Curriculum - 56 credits

53 Credits Total if 3 credit statistics course is transferred
* Required On-campus Visit     ** Study Abroad

YEAR 1
Summer - Foundations
GPNG 901 State of the Science and Discovery 3 credits
Doctoral Week*
Fall - Science, Truth and Knowledge
GPNG 927

Structure of Nursing Knowledge

3 credits
GPNG 922 Philosophy of Science and Theory 3 credits
Qualifying Exam
Spring - Scientific Tools
GPNG 923 Methods of Scientific Inquiry I 4 credits
GPNG 940 Statistics II 3 credits
YEAR 2
Summer - Global View
GPNG 924 Methods of Scientific Inquiry II** 4 credits
GPNG 903 Measurement Issues** 3 credits
Fall - Immersion and Articulation
GPNG 931 Applied Qualitative Practicum 3 credits
Cognate 3 credits
Spring - Immersion and Articulation
GPNG 930 Applied Quantitative Practicum 3 credits
Cognate 3 credits
YEAR 3
Summer - Foundations
GPNG 921 Foundations of Social and Distributive Justice in Health Policy 3 credits
Seminar: Topic Defense* (Doctoral Week)
Fall - Immersion and Articulation
GPNG 915 Dissertation Research Seminar: 1st manuscript (literature or other)* 3 credits
Spring- Developing Independence
GPNG 925 Grant Writing 3 credits
YEAR 4
Summer - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation 3 credits
Fall - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation 3 credits
Spring - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation 3 credits
Summer - Dissertation and Dissemination
GPNG 915 Dissertation Final Defense* 3 credits

Revisions to curricula are ongoing.