12: School of Graduate Nursing

General Information | M.S. in Nursing | Post Master's Programs
Ph.D. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

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Program Description

Required courses in the nursing field (22 credits) are:

GNUR 800History of American Health Care Professions and Institutions 1850-19703
GNUR 814Scientific Progress in Nursing3
GNUR 815Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge3
GNUR 860Vulnerablility and Resilience within the Nursing Context3
GNUR 861Health Behavior and Health Promotion Research3
GNUR 862Concepts and Methods in Health Services Research3
GNUR 875Mentored Study: Synthesis of Focal Knowledge3
GNUR 991Professional Issues in Scholarship1

Required courses in the research component (20 credits) are:
GNUR 820Research Methods3
GNUR 821Statistical Methods for Health Care Research I3
GNUR 822Statistical Methods for Health Care Research II3
GNUR 823Statistical Methods for Health Care Research III3
GNUR 824Naturalistic and Interpretive Approaches to Nursing Research3
GSAS 710Research Ethics1
GNUR 990Research Practicum4

Cognate (9-12 credits) requirement includes course work in a single cognate field or combination of fields outside of nursing which complement the studentís 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 studentís 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 Beginning Program in Even-Numbered Fall Semester
Year 1 Fall (even)
GNUR 814Scientific Progress in Nursing3
GNUR 815Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge3
GNUR 821Statistical Methods for Health Care Research I3
GSAS 710Research Ethics1
Year 1 Spring (odd)
GNUR 820Research Methods3
GNUR 822Statistical Methods for Health Care Research II3
Cognate/elective3
Cognate/elective3
Year 1 Summer (odd)
GNUR 862Concepts and Methods in Health Services Research3
Year 2 Fall (odd)
GNUR 800History of American Health Care Professions and Institutions 1850-19703
GNUR 860Vulnerablility and Resilience within the Nursing Context3
GNUR 823Statistical Methods for Health Care Research III3
Cognate/elective3
Year 2 Spring (even)
GNUR 861Health Behavior and Health Promotion Research3
GNUR 824Naturalistic and Interpretive Approaches to Nursing Research3
Cognate/elective3
Cognate/elective3
Year 2 Summer (even)
GNUR 990Research Practicum[1]2
Year 3 Fall (even)
GNUR 875Mentored Study: Synthesis of Focal Knowledge3
Cognate/elective3
Year 3 Spring (odd)
GNUR 991Professional Issues in Scholarship1
GNUR 997Non-Topical Research1

Recommended Plans of Study for Full-Time Students Beginning Program in Odd-Numbered Fall Semester
Year 1 Fall (odd)
GNUR 800History of American Health Care Professions and Institutions 1850-19703
GNUR 860Vulnerablility and Resilience within the Nursing Context3
Cognate/elective3
Cognate/elective3
Year 1 Spring (even)
GNUR 824Naturalistic and Interpretive Approaches to Nursing Research3
GNUR 861Health Behavior and Health Promotion Research3
Cognate/elective3
Cognate/elective3
Year 1 Summer (odd)
GNUR 990Research Practicum2
Year 2 Fall (even)
GNUR 814Scientific Progress in Nursing3
GNUR 815Philosophy of Science and Development of Nursing Knowledge3
GNUR 821Statistical Methods for Health Care Research I3
GSAS 710Research Ethics1
Year 2 Spring (odd)
GNUR 820Research Methods3
GNUR 822Statistical Methods for Health Care Research II3
Cognate/elective3
Cognate/elective3
Year 2 Summer (odd)
GNUR 862Concepts and Methods in Health Services Research3
Year 3 Fall (odd)
GNUR 823Statistical Methods for Health Care Research III3
GNUR 875Mentored Study: Synthesis of Focal Knowledge3
Year 3 Spring (even)
GNUR 991Professional Issues in Scholarship1
GNUR 997Non-Topical Research1

[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 are offered. Some courses are offered only in alternate years; others may be effected by such factors as faculty leaves.


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