Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

Ph.D. in Nursing Science

The curriculum for the PhD in Nursing Science program is designed to provide rigorous research training to create scientists who will conduct research relevant to both military and federal health care. The curriculum incorporates specialized education and training that allows GSN alumni to contribute cutting edge research in the areas faculty expertise of Biobehavioral Nursing, Population Health, Systems Informatics and Patient Safety.

Nursing Knowledge 12 Credit Hours

Philosophy of Science
Theoretical Frameworks
Ethical, Legal, and Health Policy
Professional Issues in Scholarship

Research Methods 10 Credit Hours (Min)

Research Methods 1&2
Qualitative Research Methods
Advanced Research Design

Cognate Courses 12+ Credit Hours; Electives 9+

Specific to student research concentration or individual enhancement electives in support of administration, education, or clinical practice.

Statistics: 6 Credit Hours (minimum required)

Non Parametric and Parametric Models
Regression Based Models

Dissertation 21+ or more Credit Hours

Proposal Development & Grant Writing (3)
Dissertation Research Seminar I, II, III, IV, & V (9 min)
Dissertation Research (9)

Total Credit Hours:

91 Minimum