- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
- Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Nursing Department.
- The PhD nursing courses are offered online with synchronous and asynchronous delivery. PhD designated synchronous classes are most often offered on Tuesdays from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. CST, although some variation from this schedule may occur.
- Ph.D. students will be required to develop and submit a nationally competitive grant to support their doctoral research. Ph.D. students are required to submit an article for publication to a refereed journal and to present dissertation work to a regional or national audience.
The total curriculum consists of 90 credit hours post baccalaureate in the following categories
(see "Earning Credits" below for information about using previously earned credits toward the PhD curriculum).
Research (12 – 18 credits)
- N573 Research Funding 3 cr
- N574 Quantitative Nursing Methods 3 cr
- N575 Qualitative Nursing Methods 3 cr
- N580 Research Practicum 1 – 6 cr
Nursing Science (12-18 credits)
- *Pre-requisite Masters level Nursing Theory course
- N557 Foundations of Nursing Science 3 cr
- N565 Rural Populations and Rural Health 3 cr
- N586 Rural Health Programs and Research 3 cr
- N577 Rural Healthcare Ethics 3 cr
Scholarly Tools (9-12 credits)
- *Pre-requisite Univariate Statistics course
- N525 Multivariate Statistics 3 cr
- N514 Essentials in Epidemiology 3 cr
- N522 Health Informatics 3 cr
Functional Component (9-12 credits)
- N581 The Nurse Scientist
- N558 Research Design
- N509 Foundations for Nurse Education
Electives (12-30 credits)
Courses will be selected by the student in consultation with the student’s advisory committee to develop the particular research thrust of the student
Dissertation (18 credits, including)
- N579 Dissertation Seminar (three 1-credit courses)
- N999 Dissertation (15 credits total required)
- Students with an earned master’s degree from an accredited school may qualify to use up to 30 credits from their master’s degree in their program of study. In addition, if a student in this category has taken post-master’s coursework at another accredited school, and if a course is deemed equivalent to one of the required courses in the PhD program, these students may also transfer in up to a maximum of 24 credits of equivalent courses. However, these transferred post-master’s courses cannot be more than seven years old by the time of graduation. Such courses will be evaluated by the Nursing Department to determine equivalency.
- Students with an earned Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from an accredited school, but no master’s degree, may use up to 30 credits from their DNP degree in their program of study.
- Students with an earned master’s degree AND a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from accredited schools may use a total of up to 30 credits from these degrees, combined. In addition, for students in this category, if a DNP course is deemed equivalent to one of the required courses in the PhD program, these students may also use up to a maximum of 24 credits of equivalent courses. Such courses will be evaluated by the Nursing Department to determine equivalency.
- Credits will be awarded only for courses in which a grade of B or better was achieved.
- Various nursing courses are offered by semester – not all courses are offered every semester.
- Students work with their advisors in developing a program of study and scheduling required courses.