NSG 615 --- Introductory Seminar
NSG 616 --- Philosophy of Science
This seminar is online and focuses on the dissertation process and student orientation to the university and PhD program.
Course Prerequisites: Doctoral Standing
NSG 617 --- Theory in Nursing Education
The focus of this course is to prepare doctoral students to examine the development and organization of nursing knowledge. Philosophies of science, epistemologies and their influence on knowledge development in the discipline of nursing, and strategies for theory development and analysis are explored.
NSG 618 --- Health Care Issues and Policies
This course acquaints students with philosophical issues and nursing theories relevant to nursing education. An overview of central metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical system, considering specific issues in the philosophies of science and ethics that are of particular focus in nursing education.
NSG 619 --- Research Process
The nurse researcher contributes towards the development of healthcare policy and politics in local, state, national, and global healthcare markets. Application and analysis of evidence-based research on policy and politics will impact population health outcomes and the future of nursing education, research, and practice.
This course introduces students to the seven steps of the research process, focusing on the development of researchable problems, literature review, and hypothesis/question generation within the context of quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods.
This course builds on the knowledge of philosophy, theory, and research process. The student, in consultation with his/her chairperson, begins the dissertation process.
NSG 622 --- Writing for Grants and Publication
This course applies knowledge of statistical methods used in nursing research. Topics include parametric and non-parametric methods of data analysis and model building. Alternate approaches to analysis of data are considered.
NSG 623 --- Quantitative Research and Analysis I
This course explores the current state of nursing research and the major research and funding trends in nursing and health care. Students will be engaged in preparing a fundable grant application for dissertation study and strategies used to publish research funding.
NSG 624 --- Qualitative Research and Analysis
This course focuses on research methodologies that guide the design of studies, which collect and analyze quantitative data. The focus will be on writing quantitative research questions and selecting appropriate research methodologies. Focus is placed on descriptive, correlational, experimental and quasiexperimental designs as applied to nursing problems.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 619, 621
NSG 625 --- Quantitative Research and Analysis II
The focus of this course is on qualitative inquiry as an approach to the discovery of knowledge in the science of nursing. This course will focus on the scientific underpinnings, methodologies, and data analysis techniques in qualitative research for advancing nursing knowledge.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 619
NSG 626 --- Measurement and Data Collection
This course builds on the understanding of quantitative designs in nursing and health related topics. The course provides the opportunity for applied practice in quantitative methods using common statistical tests and SPSS.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 623
This course provides an overview of principles of measurement, instrument design, and data collection methods. Methods to critically evaluate and select theoretically congruent instruments are explored.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 621
NSG 628 --- Ph.D. Competency
The student, in consultation with his/her chairperson, writes chapters II and III of the dissertation proposal.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626
NSG 629 --- Dissertation Seminar
The comprehensive written examination is a series of questions that focus on the synthesis and integration of knowledge learned during doctoral coursework. Students demonstrate their ability and preparedness to move forward in the doctoral research program.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 627 and authorization from the PhD Program Coordinator to register for comprehensive examination
NSG 630 --- Dissertation Implementation I
This course focuses on completion of the first three chapters of the dissertation and submission of the proposal to the IRB committee(s) for approval. Students will then undertake proposal defense
before continuing into dissertation implementation.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 628
NSG 631 --- Dissertation Implementation II
This course focuses on implementation of the student’s doctoral research study. After completion of the first three chapters, successful proposal defense, and IRB approval, the student, under guidance from their chair, begins the data collection process.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 629
This course continues with the implementation of the dissertation. Students complete data collection and analysis thus, finalizing chapters 4 and 5 and satisfying final defense.
Course Prerequisites: NSG 630