Doctoral Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) - Online Degree


Program Overview

Hampton University School of Nursing in 1999 initiated the first ever PhD in Nusing at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

The Doctor of Philosophy program is designed to prepare nurse scholars and educators who will provide leadership in knowledge development through theory generating and theory testing research.  

Family and family-related research is the area of emphasis for the degree.  

The program has been revised and approved to be offered in an accelerated format. (eight week sessions).  

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Curriculum Sequence

Year One

Course #Course TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)Course 
NURO 704 Introduction to Online Learning 2
NURO 670 Statistics for Health Professionals 3
NURO 710 Family/Family Related Research: Historical and Cultural Perspectives 3
NURO 714 Quantitate Methods I 3
 Semester Credit Hours11
Semester 2 (Spring)CourseCredits
NURO 711 Family/Family Related Research: Philosophical, Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives 3
NURO 716 Qualitative Methods I 3
NURO 712 Family/Family Related Research: Theory & Concept Analysis 3
NURO 713 Family/Family Related Research: Leadership, Policy and Ethics 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester 3 (Summer)CourseCredits
NURO 717 Family/Family Related Research: Instrument Development 3
 Semester Credit Hours3

Year Two

Course #Course TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)Course 
NURO 715 or 719 Quantitative Methods II or Qualitative Methods II 3
Cognate Cognate 3
NURO 718 Generating & Theory Testing / Analysis & Evaluation of Theory 3
NURO 725 Grantsmanship & Publications 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester 2 (Spring)CourseCredits
NURO 800 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0
Cognate Cognate 3
NURO 801 Dissertation Research I 4
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester 3 (Summer)CourseCredits
Cognate Cognate 3
 Semester Credit Hours3

Year Three

Course #Course TitleCredits
Semester 1 (Fall)Course 
NURO 802 Dissertation Research II 4
NURO 803 Dissertation Research III 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester 2 (Spring)CourseCredits
NURO 804 Dissertation Research IV 4
NURO 805* Dissertation Defense 0
 Semester Credit Hours4
*CRT fee required    

Graduation

Total Credits Required for Graduation 60