Nursing, PhD: Required Coursework

  • The IUP Nursing PhD 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 fashion and will be required to come to campus only two times per semester. The Nursing PhD is offered as a part-time program, and students may take one to two courses per semester.

    Required coursework for the Nursing PhD 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 or Nursing Colloquium

    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 PhD, you can view the graduate course catalog. For information on the DNP to PhD program, visit the DNP to PhD required coursework page.