College of Nursing
Curriculum - Ph.D., Nursing Program
Courses Available On Campus 
Ph.D. Curriculum 
I. Nursing Science Core Courses - 15 Credits 
GMHS 7403 Philosophy of Science 
NURS 8101 Emerging Nursing Theory 
NURS 8102 Building Nursing Knowledge Evidence for Practice 
NURS 8104 Special Topics in Health Care  
GMPA 7302 Biomedical Ethics (or other grad level health/ethics course) 
II. Research Core Course Sequence - 15 Credits
NURS 8701 Research Design and Methods of Inquiry in Nursing  
CPSY 7005 Statistical Theory and Computer Application I 
CPSY 7006 Statistical Theory and Computer Application II 
NURS 8702 Qualitative Research Design  
ELMP 8890 Survey Research  
Research Cognate - Minimum of 1 additional course specific to research method - 3 Credits 
NURS 8703 Qualitative Research Analysis (all qualitative dissertations)  or 
Advanced Statistical or Design Method course (all quantitative dissertations)  
III. Dissertation Sequence Core Courses - At Least 9 Credits (9903 may be waived if a student’s proposal is completed; however, an additional appropriate cognate must be substituted) 
NURS 9900 Doctoral Colloquium 
NURS 9902 Dissertation Seminar I 
NURS 9903 Dissertation Seminar II 
NURS 9904-9912 Dissertation Advisement Continuous Registration 
IV. Minimum of 6 Additional Cognate Credits 
48 Total Credits, Plus Continuous Dissertation Advisement
Sherilyn Ferrari, Assistant to the Ph.D. in Nursing Program
(973) 761-9266
sherilyn.ferrari@shu.edu
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