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PhD Curriculum

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Summer INURS 524Foundations of Methodological Applications for Health Sciences 2
NURS 535Philosophy of Nursing Science 3
NURS 536Theory and Science of Nursing I 3
Semester Credits8
Fall INURS 526Analytical Foundations for Health Sciences 3
NURS 588Research Inquiry: Quantitative Methods 3
NURS 596 Theory and Science of Nursing II 3
NURS 800 (2 or more)2
Semester Credits11
Spring INURS 527Association, Group Difference, and Regression for Health Sciences (A)3
NURS 534Seminar: Grant Development and Critique3
NURS 587 Inquiry: Qualitative Methods3
NURS 800 (2 or more)2
Semester Credits11
Summer IINURS 589Psychometrics in Health Care Research 2
NURS 799Dissertation Seminar (can be repeated for credit)1
Electives (choose 5 credits)

NURS591 Mixed Methods for program Development,
Implementation, and Evaluation (3)
NURS 800 (2 or more)2
Semester Credits10
Fall IINURS 528Multivariate Statistical Techniques for Health Sciences 3
NURS 592Research Inquiry: Qualitative Methods II2
Electives (Choose 3 credits of Electives from the following courses)

NURS 533 Trends and Issues
in Healthcare Ed. (3)

NURS 565 Information
MGMT for Clinical Practice

NURS 521 Learning,
Teaching and Evaluation in
Nursing (3)
NURS 800 (2 or more)2
Semester Credits10
Spring IINURS 585Faculty Role Seminar/Practicum (taught even years only)(3) 0
NURS 529Analytical Seminar for Health Sciences3
NURS 593Preliminary Examination Seminar1
Electives (choose 3 credits)

NURS 523 Educational Issues
and Curriculum analysis (3)

NURS 584 Healthcare Law,
Policy, and Analysis (3)
NURS 800 (2 or more)2
Semester Credits(12) 9
Summer III
NURS 800 Dissertation2
Semester Credits2
Fall III NURS 800 Dissertation4
Semester Credits4
Spring III NURS 585Faculty Role
Seminar (taught even years only)
(3) 0
NURS 800 Dissertation4
Semester Credits(7) 4
PhD Course Work
Total Credits72

Pre-Admission Information



Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson
Program Coordinator

Washington State University