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Nursing Ph.D. Required Coursework

The IUP Nursing Ph.D. program offers a variety of classes based in nursing education research, nursing pedagogy, and faculty role development and evaluation. Students will experience classes in a cohort format, and all classes are offered two Fridays per month in the afternoon and evening hours. The Nursing Ph.D. is offered as a part-time program, and students may take two courses per semester.

Required coursework for the Nursing Ph.D. program is as follows:

Nursing Core Courses (21 semester hours)

Seminar in Nursing Theory

Faculty Development in Nursing Education
Pedagogical Practices in Nursing Education
Curriculum Evaluation in Nursing Education
Evaluation in Nursing Education
Technology in Nursing Education
Nursing Professoriate Practicum

Research Core Courses (15 semester hours)

Statistical Methods II
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
Research Seminar I
Research Seminar II

Support Courses (12 semester hours)

Student Issues in Nursing*
Leadership in Nursing: A Case Study Approach†


Dissertation (12 semester hours)

Dissertation Seminar


*Students may also take a course in the IUP Student Affairs in Higher Education program

†Students may also take a course in the IUP Administration and Leadership Studies program.

For information on required coursework for the IUP Nursing Ph.D., you can view the graduate course catalog. For information on the DNP to Ph.D. program, visit the DNP to Ph.D. required coursework page.

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