- 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
The PhD in Nursing prepares nurse scientists to understand and critically evaluate the state of the science in order to identify gaps and generate new knowledge that contributes to the advancement of the discipline. Preparation for a career as an independent researcher requires a strong academic foundation and socialization in the role of nurse scientist. The PhD in Nursing requirements incorporate didactic, professional, scholarly, methodologic and collaborative experiences that are designed to promote the achievement of program objectives. Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree at UND must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Nursing Department.
External Grant Funding
PhD students will be required to develop and submit a nationally competitive grant to support their doctoral research. Application must be submitted no later than one year after advancement to candidacy. Students may not complete the dissertation and final examination if this requirement is not met.
PhD students are required to submit an article for publication to a refereed journal. The manuscript must be submitted prior to approval of application for Notice of Dissertation Defense. Students may not complete the dissertation and final examination if this requirement is not met.
PhD students are required to present dissertation progress or results to a regional or national audience. Students may not complete the dissertation and final examination if this requirement is not met.
PhD students are required to attend all scheduled intensive experiences (maximum 2 per year). The intensive experience (3-5 days) will gather students and faculty for purposes of scholarship, networking and education. Students will be placed on probation for non-participation in the first missed intensive experience. Students will be dismissed from the program for non-participation in > 1 intensive experience.
PhD student participation in scholarly development events held on Fridays at noon is expected throughout the duration of enrollment. PhD students are required to attend a minimum of 5 UND-sponsored research presentations each academic year. PhD students are required to participate in a minimum of 5 UND-sponsored responsible conduct of research seminars each academic year. Failure to meet participation requirements for scholarly development events in one year will result in probation. Failure to meet participation requirements for scholarly development events in subsequent years will result in dismissal.
PhD students are required to participate in 6 seminars each year, presented by PhD student colleagues. Participation is expected until advancement to candidacy. Failure to meet participation requirements for graduate seminar events in one year will result in probation. Failure to meet participation requirements for graduate seminar events in subsequent years will result in dismissal.
PhD students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to advancement to candidacy and approval of the dissertation proposal. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination must occur no later than the completion of the 6th year of matriculation.
PhD students must be enrolled in dissertation seminar for a minimum of 3 semesters after advancement to candidacy. Students are encouraged to continue enrollment in dissertation seminar through the remainder of their matriculation until the time that dissertation and final examination is scheduled.
Dissertation and Final Examination
PhD students will be required to complete a doctoral dissertation and a final examination administered according to the rules of the UND School of Graduate Studies.
PhD students may not include courses on the program of study that are older than 7 years if not included as part of a completed degree. Students will be required to repeat courses that are older than 7 years. Revalidation of courses will not be allowed.