- Adult-Gerontology NP
- 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 (13 – 18 credits)
- NURS 573 Research Funding 3 cr
- NURS 574 Quantitative Nursing Methods 3 cr
- NURS 575 Qualitative Nursing Research 3 cr
- NURS 554 Writing for Publication 2 cr
- NURS 555 Grant Submission 2 cr
Nursing Science (12-18 credits)
- *Pre-requisite Masters level Nursing Theory course
- NURS 557 Foundations of Nursing Science 3 cr
- NURS 565 Rural Populations and Rural Health 3 cr
- NURS 586 Rural Health Programs and Research 3 cr
- NURS 577 Rural Healthcare Ethics 3 cr
Scholarly Tools (9-12 credits)
- *Pre-requisite Univariate Statistics course
- NURS 525 Applied Multivariate Statistics 3 cr
- NURS 514 Essentials in Epidemiology 3 cr
- NURS 604 Health Informatics 3 cr
Functional Component (9-12 credits)
- NURS 581 The Nurse Scientist
- NURS 558 Research Design
- NURS 509 Foundations for Nurse Education
Electives (13-30 credits)
Courses will be selected by the student in consultation with the student’s faculty advisory committee to develop the particular research thrust of the student.
Dissertation (17 credits)
- NURS 556 PhD Student Intensive (1 credit repeated five times. Students will be required to attend intensive annually through graduation, but will only need to enroll for credit five times.)
- NURS 999 Dissertation (12 credits total required. May not enroll in dissertation credits until Topic Proposal is approved by the School of Graduate Studies.)
- 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.