The following admissions criteria for the doctoral program have been developed:
The deadlines for receipt of completed applications are December 1 for summer semester and September 1 for the spring semester (only if space is available). Although most students will begin during a summer session, applications may be reviewed twice a year in case there are opening in the class. Approximately eight weeks should be allowed for this two-stage process.
All applicants must submit the following items to the school by the application deadline:
The admissions committee of the School of Nursing will review the materials submitted as a part of the application and candidates will be selected to progress to the second stage of the review. These candidates will be contacted by e-mail and asked to respond in writing to a specific set of questions. A very short time frame will be allowed for the receipt of the responses. The responses will be reviewed by the admissions committee, and candidates will be informed of the decisions of the committee as soon as possible.
Students may apply to the PhD program after completing the baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. This post-baccalaureate entry option is for exceptionally well-qualified BSN graduates whose career goals are research-oriented, and those who wish to progress as rapidly as possible toward the PhD in nursing. This program requires completion of a minimum of 72 credit hours, including dissertation.
Students do not necessarily earn a master's degree. However, students who want a clinical focus for their research may develop their program around an advanced practice focus, complete the MS degree and seek ARNP status.
|Leadership in Nursing||13 cr.|
|Minor||11 cr. for Non-Advanced Practice Option, 25-31 credit hours for Advanced Practice Option|
|Total:||71 credit hours, Non-Advanced Practice Option, 85-91 credit hours for advanced Practice Option|
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