11: School of Graduate Nursing

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Program Description

Required courses in the nursing field (22 credits) are:
GNUR 800 History of American Health Care Professions and Institutions 1850-1970
GNUR 814 Scientific Progress in Nursing
GNUR 815 Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge
GNUR 860 Vulnerability and Resilience within the Nursing Context
GNUR 861 Health Behavior and Health Promotion Research
GNUR 862 Concepts and Methods in Nursing/Health Services Research
GNUR 875 Mentored Study: Synthesis of Focal Knowledge
GNUR 991 Professional Issues in Scholarship

Required courses in the research component (20 credits) are:
GNUR 820 Research Methods
GNUR 821 Statistical Methods in Health Care I
GNUR 822 Statistical Methods in Health Care II
GNUR 823 Statistical Methods in Health Care III
GNUR 824 Naturalistic and Interpretive Approaches to Nursing Research
GSAS 710 Research Ethics
GNUR 990 Research Practicum

Cognate (9-12 credits) requirement includes course work in a single cognate field or combination of fields outside of nursing that complement the student's major scholarly focus.

Electives (6-9 credits) are selected by the student on the basis of individual interest, and should complement the total program of study. Cognates plus electives must total at least 18 credits.

Non-topical research (3 or more credits) provides individual advisement about the student's developing research plan prior to the dissertation stage.

Dissertation (12 credits) is a culminating experience which requires the student to plan and implement a research study of significance to nursing.

Recommended Plans of Study for Full-Time Students

Students Beginning Program in Even-Numbered Fall Semester
Year 1 Fall (even)
GNUR 814 Scientific Progress in Nursing
GNUR 815 Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge
GNUR 821 Statistical Methods in Health Care I
GSAS 710 Research Ethics
Year 1 Spring (odd)
GNUR 820 Research Methods
GNUR 822 Statistical Methods in Health Care II
 Cognate/elective
 Cognate/elective
Year 1 Summer (odd)
GNUR 862 Concepts & Methods in Nursing/Health Services Research
Year 2 Fall (odd)
GNUR 800 History of American Health Care Professions and Institutions 1850-1970
GNUR 860 Vulnerability and Resilience within the Nursing Context
GNUR 823 Statistical Methods in Health Care III
 cognate/elective
Year 2 Spring (even)
GNUR 861 Health Behavior and Health Promotion Research
GNUR 824 Naturalistic and Interpretive Approaches to Nursing Research
 cognate/elective
 cognate/elective
Year 2 Summer (even)
GNUR 990 Research Practicum[1]
Year 3 Fall (even)
GNUR 875 Mentored Study: Synthesis of Focal Knowledge
 cognate/elective
Year 3 Spring (odd)
GNUR 991 Professional Issues in Scholarship
GNUR 997 Non-Topical Research

Students Beginning Program in Odd-Numbered Fall Semester
Year 1 Fall (odd)
GNUR 800 History of American Health Care Professions and Institutions 1850-1970
GNUR 860 Vulnerability and Resilience within the Nursing Context
 cognate/elective
 cognate/elective
Year 1 Spring (even)
GNUR 824 Naturalistic and Interpretive Approaches to Nursing Research
GNUR 861 Health Behavior and Health Promotion Research
 cognate/elective
 cognate/elective
Year 1 Summer (odd)
GNUR 990 Research Practicum
Year 2 Fall (even)
GNUR 814 Scientific Progress in Nursing
GNUR 815 Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge
GNUR 821 Statistical Methods in Health Care I
GSAS 710 Research Ethics
Year 2 Spring (odd)
GNUR 820 Research Methods
GNUR 822 Statistical Methods in Health Care II
 cognate/elective
 cognate/elective
Year 2 Summer (odd)
GNUR 862 Concepts & Methods in Nursing/Health Services Research
Year 3 Fall (odd)
GNUR 823 Statistical Methods in Health Care III
GNUR 875 Mentored Study: Synthesis of Focal Knowledge
Year 3 Spring (even)
GNUR 991 Professional Issues in Scholarship
GNUR 997 Non-Topical Research

[1]The Research Practicum, GNUR 990, may be taken at any time mutually agreeable to the student and the faculty member, so long as it is completed prior to GNUR 875, Mentored Study. Students may register for GNUR 990 more than once to achieve a total of 4 credits.

Cognates and electives may be taken in different terms and years from those shown here. Students are advised to verify when courses they wish to take will be offered. Some courses are offered only in alternate years; others may be affected by such factors as faculty leaves.


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