DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Students seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program are subject to the rules and regulations of the University, the Graduate College, the School of Nursing and HamptonU Online.  Admission to doctoral program is open to all qualified applicants who meet the requirements stated in the University Catalog.

In addition, admission to the doctoral program requires:

  1. A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  2. A graduate record Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Completed online application.
  4. A personal statement that delineates the applicant’s: 1) rationale for selecting Hampton University School of Nursing’s doctoral program, 2) description of goals and aspirations, 3) expectations of doctoral study, 4) previous research and scholarship, and 5) current research interest that could lead to the development of a dissertation.  The statement should be between 3 and 5 typed pages, double spaced, and in a 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.
  5. A current curriculum vita that includes sections on Education, Research and Scholarly Activity, and Service.
  6. A current valid license to practice professional nursing in any state at the time of admission.
  7. A personal interview (at the student’s expense) with a faculty member who teaches in the doctoral program.
  8. Three (3) letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant’s professional qualifications are required. Letters should be on professional letterhead and address the applicant’s qualifications.  Recommendations must come from professionals, such as, the applicant’s most recent employer, a previous nursing professor, supervisors and/or nurse managers.
  9. Approval of the Graduate Admissions, Scholarships and Standards Committee of the School of Nursing
  10. A copy of your State or Federal ID

Please forward all admissions packages and supplemental documentation to:

Hampton U Online
Attn:  HUO Graduate Admissions
PO Box 6227
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Apply for financial aid at US Office of Student Aid.  FAFSA School Code: 003714

8 WEEK SESSION1st2ndSummer
YEAR ONE
FALL
NURO 670 Statistics for Health Professionals3-
NURO 704Intro to Online Learning2-
NURO 710Fam/Fam Related: Historical and Cultural Perspectives-3
NURO 714Quantitative Methods I-3
TOTAL56
8 WEEK SESSION
YEAR ONE
SPRING
NURO 711Fam/Fam Related: Philosophical Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives3-
NURO 716Qualitative Methods I3-
NURO 712Fam/Fam Related: Theory & Concept Analysis-3
NURO 713Fam/Fam Relataed: Leadership, Policy & Ethics-3
TOTAL66
8 WEEK SUMMER SESSION
NURO 717Family/Family Related Research: Instrument Development3
TOTAL3
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YEAR TWO
FALL
Cognate3-
NURO 715 or 719Quantiative/Qualitative Methods II3-
NURO 718Gemeratomg & Theory Testing/Analysis & Evaluation of Theory-3
NURO 725Grantsmanship & Publications-3
TOTAL66
8 WEEK SESSION
YEAR TWO
SPRING
NURO 800PhD Comprehensive Exam0-
Cognate3-
NURO 801Dissertation Research I-4
TOTAL34
8 WEEK SUMMER SESSION
Cognate3
TOTAL3
8 WEEK SESSION1st2ndSummer
YEAR THREE
FALL
NURO 802Dissertation Research II4-
NURO 803Dissertation Research III4
TOTAL44
8 WEEK SESSION
YEAR THREE
SPRING
NURO 804Dissertation Research II4-
NURO 805Dissertation Research III-0
TOTAL40
TOTAL CREDITS60
*CRT Fee Required

 NAMEYEAR OF GRADUATIONTITLE OF DISSERTATIONCHAIR OF DISSERTATION COMMITTEEMEMBERS OF DISSERTATION COMMITTEE
1Phyllis Henderson2002African American Women Coping with Breast Cancer :  A Qualitative AnalysisDr. Shirley GoreDr. Bertha L. Davis Dr. Esther Condon
2Sheila J. Cannon2003Caregiving of African American Daughters:  Applying Neuman’s  Systems ModelDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
3Charmaine Christine Orton2003The Relationship of Hope and Self-care in Single Low Income African American MothersDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Esther Condon
4Edith Swann2004Improving The Functional Status Of Minority Mothers With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Through A Comprehensive Medication Adherence ProgramDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Cheryl Killion
Robert Delapenna, MD
5Charlotte Hurst2004The Relationship Between Social Support And Self Care Agency And Self Care Practices Of African American Women Who Are HIV-PositiveDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
6Trina Gipson-Jones2005Relationship Between Work-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction, And Psychological Well-Being Among African American NursesDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Spencer Baker
7Crystal Lane-Tillerson2005Evaluating The Efficacy Of A Behavior Modification Program In Overweight African American Female AdolescentsDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Spencer Baker
8Deborah Allen2006Coping Experiences Of Parents With Chronically Ill ChildrenDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. E. Jane Servonsky
9Melissa M. Gomes2007Peer Relational Aggression Victimization Experienced By African American Adolescent FemalesDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Spencer Baker
Dr. E. Jane Servonsky
10Ida Johnson-Spruill2007The Relationships Among Health Beliefs, Quality Of Care, And Health Outcomes In Gullah Families With Type 2 DiabetesDr. Bertha L.  DavisDr. Pamela V. Hammond
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Delroy Louden
11Dionne Roberts2007A Nurse-Client Interaction On Adherence To A Hypertensive RegimenDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Pamela V. Hammond
Dr. Dorothy Burns
12W. Lawrence Daniels2007An Investigation Of The Child Passenger Safety Knowledge Of Selected CaregiversDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. E. Jane Servonsky
Dr. Esther Condon
13Leorey Saligan2007Living With Ocular Sarcoidosis:  A Roy Adaptation Model-Based StudyDr. Esther CondonDr. Pamela V. Hammond
Dr. Grace Levy Clarke
14Lowanda Dent Johnson2007Self-Care Practices And Dependent Care Activities Of African American Single MothersDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Esther Condon
15Mary Gibbons2007The Relationship Between Hope And Self-Efficacy To Health Promoting Behaviors Among Adults With Selected Chronic IllnessDr. Constance HendricksDr. Barbara Harrison
Dr. Carolyn Murdaugh
16Shelita Nicholson-Gillis2008Lived Experiences Of Selected African American Grandmothers Raising Their GrandchildrenDr. Arlene J.  MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Jane Servonsky
17Phyllis Eaton2008Coping Strategies Of Family Members Of Hospitalized Psychiatric PatientsDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Pamela V. Hammond
Dr. Esther Condon
Dr. Zina McGhee
18Michelle Barron2008Relationship Of Depression And Stress To Social Support Among Family Caregivers Of Adults With Hepatitis C Genotype 1Dr. Pamela V. HammondDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. E. Jane Servonsky
19Crystal Cody-Conner2008Perceptions Of Elder Abuse Among African American Elders And African American Family MembersDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Pamela V. Hammond
Dr. Dorothy Burns
20Carolyn Ramsey2008Advance Directives: Young Adult African American Family Members’ Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes And UtilizationDr. Esther CondonDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Janice Preston
21Melinda Barker2009Hope, Self-Care And Quality Of Life In Selected Clients Diagnosed With Chronic Hepatitis CDr. E. Jane ServonskyDr. Barbara Cross
Dr. Spencer Baker
22Lydia Figueroa2009Spiritual Perspectives And Comfort Levels Of African American Families And Mental Health Nurses Within The Context Of DepressionDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Dinah Saunders
Dr. Spencer Baker
Dr. Colaizzi
23Kimya Du Ewa Nance2009Psychosocial Adjustment And Material Role Activities Among Mothers Receiving Hemodialysis For End-Stage Renal DiseaseDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Dorothy Burns
24Micah Scott2009Predictors Associated With Post Deployment Adaptation In United States Navy FamiliesDr. Esther CondonDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Spencer Baker
Dr. Kelley
25Evelyn Crump2010The Relationship Among Body Mass Index To Self-Esteem, Family Support And Sexual Risk Behaviors In African American Adolescent FemalesDr. E. Jane ServonskyDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Dinah Saunders
26Jean Gumbs2010Selected Orem’s Basic Conditioning Factors And Health Promoting Self-Care Behaviors Of African American Women With Type 2 DiabetesDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. E. Jane Servonsky
Dr. Zina McGee
27Indira Tyler2010Examining Colorectal Cancer Knowledge And Fatalism In The African American Church As Extended FamilyDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Pamela V. Hammond
Dr. Barbara Cross
Dr. Phyllis Henderson Morgan
28Jill Fuller2011A Family Unitary Field Pattern Portrait Of Power As Knowing Participation In Change Among Adult Substance Users In RehabilitationDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. E. Jane Servonsky
Dr. Howard Butcher
29Marilyn O’Mallon2011Bereavement:  Exploring Perceived Social Support And Family Relationships Of Selected Family CaregiversDr. E. Jane ServonskyDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery
30Danita Potter2011Selected African American First-Time Teenage Mothers’ Perceptions Of Nursing Caring Behaviors During The Postpartum PeriodDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Esther Condon
Dr. Zina McGee
31Sherri Jacobson2012After-Death Communication Experiences On The Grief Pattern In Hospice FamiliesDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
32Betty Martin Watson2012Relationship Of Family Support And Ability To Perform Diabetes Self-Care To African American Males’ Performance Of Diabetes Self-CareDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Hilda Williamson
Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Barbara Cross
33DeLyndia Green-Laughlin2012Caregivers And Nurses’ Support Of Family Members In Transition From Hospital To Nursing HomeDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Barbara Cross
34Barbara Smith Johnson2013Perceived Stress Of African American Family Caregivers Of Stroke SurvivorsDr. Bertha L.  DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Dorothy Burns
35Sheila Haley2013Fatalism As A Barrier To Colorectal Cancer Screening In African American WomenDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Barbara Cross
36Teresa Tyson2013Mother-Daughter Connectedness:  African American Adolescent And Young Adult Females’ Perceptions Of Their Mothers’ Interaction And Role In Their Sexual HealthDr. Bertha L.  DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Dorothy Burns
37Antoinette Jefferson2014The Impact of Childhood Diabetes in Low-Income African American FamiliesDr. Arlene J.  MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Barbara Wright
38Pamela Carter Ngangana2014Intra-Family Stressors Among Adult Siblings Sharing Caregiving for ParentsDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Zina McGee
39Darylnet Lyttle2014The Identification of HIV Risk Behaviors Among Minority College Students Using the Neuman’s Systems ModelDr. Arlene J.  MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Zina McGee
40Sandra Ewart-Marklin2015Coping And Adaptation Following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery:  A Theoretical AnalysisDr. Arlene J. MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Zina McGee
41Dell G. Mars2015The Lived Experience of Informal African American Caregivers of a Family Member with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related DementiasDr. Bertha L.  DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Spencer Baker
42Milagros Maria Adams2015Pediatric Asthma and Related Outcomes Within An Urban CommunityDr. Bertha L.  DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Spencer Baker
43Shevellanie E. Lott2016Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Perception of Variables Influencing their RetentionDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene J. Montgomery
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Spencer Baker
44Amber Derksen2016The Efficacy of Physical Activity After the Death of a Loved One:  Walking And Grief An Intervention StudyDr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Bertha Davis
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Zina McGee
45Deborah Lynn Mulford2016Using the Teach-Back Method to Improve Self-Care BehaviorsDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene Montgomery
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Spencer Baker
46Jawanza R. Bundy2016Mentoring and Parental Involvement during the College-going Process of First-generation African American Students Considering Nursing Education: A Case Study ApproachDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene Montgomery Dr. Zina T. McGee Dr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Dorothy Burns
Dr. Spencer Baker
47Cherie Lynn McCann2018Negotiation Intervention Between the Family and the Nurse of a Hospitalized ChildDr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Bertha L. Davis
Dr. Dorothy P. Burns
Dr. Zina T. McGee
48Tamika D. Elliott2018Coping Strategies of African American Parents of Children with Food AllergyDr. Bertha L. DavisDr. Arlene Montgomery
Dr. Sherri Saunders-Goldson
Dr. Dorothy P. Burns
Dr. Spencer Baker
   49   Patrena Cody 2019 Caregiver Burden of Family Members with Alzheimer's Disease Dr. Arlene Montgomery Dr. Frances Gray
Dr. Sherri Saunders-Goldson
Dr. Spencer Baker
50Angela A. Groves2019Low-Sodium Dietary Perceptions and Experiences of African American Women with HypertensionDr. Trina L. Gipson-JonesDr. Arlene Montgomery
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Bertha L. Davis
51Linda G. Brown2019Perceived Stressors Among Older African American Primary Family Caregivers: Caring for a Relative with Alzheimer's DementiaDr. Barbara S. HarrisonDr. Shevellanie Lott
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Bertha L. Davis
52Vilma Marjorie Davis2019Factors Impacting Change for Hispanic Adolescents Who Perceive Themselves as OverweightDr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Frances Gray
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Dorothy P. Burns
53Paula May Rutledge2019The Relationship Between Family Support, Self-Care, and Health Outcomes in Selected African American Females With Type 2 DiabetesDr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Shevellanie Lott
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Dorothy P. Burns
54Michael Jones2020Perceptions of Rural Community-Based Nurses and Perceived Family Stigma Related to HIV/AIDS: A Mixed-Methods StudyDr. Arlene Montgomery Dr. Melissa Gomes
Dr. Zina McGee
Dr. Dorothy P. Burns
55Sibena Samuel-Harris2021Perceptions of Health and Family History Associations in African American MenDr. Shevellanie LottDr. Arlene Montgomery Dr. Zina T. McGee Dr. Bertha L. Davis
56Kathleen Guidry Candier2021Lived Experiences Of Selected African American Femail Caregivers of a Family Member with Cancer Dr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Melissa Gomes Dr. Zina T. McGee Dr. Dorothy P. Burns
57Zula Marie Price2021The Effects of Race, Ethncity, Martial Status, and Family Size on Hysterectomy RatesDr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Hilda Williamson Dr. Shevellanie Lott Dr. Spencer R. Baker
58Rosalyn Gardiner2021Parenting Skills of Younger and Older Primigravida and the Influence of FamilyDr. Arlene MontgomeryDr. Melissa Gomes Dr. Shevellanie Lott Dr. Spencer R. Baker

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