Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
The Ph.D. program in nursing requires a minimum of 48 hours of course work beyond the master’s level. Students must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. within seven (7) years after successfully passing the doctoral qualifying examination.
Family and family-related research is the area of emphasis for the degree. Core requirements are the same for all students regardless of their research interests. Students are able to pursue their individual interests by taking elective and cognate courses. The program is designed to be flexible enough to be adjusted to the appropriate needs of the students.
To complete the program, students are required to satisfactorily complete core courses, an approved area of related study, and demonstrate research competence through the completion of the dissertation. The student’s competence and scientific knowledge is tested through three doctoral examinations: a qualifying examination, a comprehensive examination, and an oral defense of the dissertation.
Nursing Doctoral Core Courses: Family & Family Related Research: (20 hours)
|NURO 704||Introduction to Online Learning/Scientific Writing||2|
|NURO 710||Family/Family Related Research: Historical and Cultural Perspectives||3|
|NURO 711||Family/Family Related Research: Philosophical, Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives||3|
|NURO 712||Family/Family Related Research: Theory & Concept Analysis||3|
|NURO 713||Family/Family Related Research: Leadership, Policy, and Ethics||3|
|NURO 718||Analysis & Evaluation of Theory Generating & Theory Testing Research||3|
|NURO 717||Family/Family Related Research: Instrument Development||3|
Nursing Doctoral Research Core Courses: (15 hours)
|NURO 670||Statistics for Health Professionals||3|
|NURO 714||Quantitative Methods I||3|
|NURO 716||Qualitative Methods I||3|
|NURO 715/719||Quantitative Methods II or Qualitative Methods II||3|
|NURO 725||Grantsmanship and Publications||3|
Nursing Doctoral Family/Family Related Cognate Courses: (9 hours)
|NURO 720||Dissemination & Utilization of Family Nursing Research||3|
|NURO 721||Vulnerable Populations: A Family Perspective||3|
|NURO 722||Special Topics in Family Nursing||3|
|NURO 723||Family Research||3|
|NURO 724||Special Topics in Family Research & Family Development Theory||3|
|NURO 799||Independent Study in Nursing||3|
Nursing Doctoral Nurse Educator Cognate Courses: (9 hours)
|NURO 726||Creating the Future of Nursing Education||3|
|NURO 727||Learning Theories & Educational Philosophy||3|
|NURO 728||Assessment, Evaluation & Accreditation of Nursing Programs||3|
|NURO 729||Teaching Strategies for Nursing Educators||3|
|NURO 731||Curriculum Development in Nursing Education||3|
|NURO 733||Advanced Internship in Nursing Education||3|
Dissertation Core Courses: (16 hours)
|NURO 800||Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination||0|
|NURO 801||Dissertation Research I||4|
|NURO 802||Dissertation Research II||4|
|NURO 803||Dissertation Research III||4|
|NURO 804||Dissertation Research IV||4|
|NURO 805||Dissertation Defense||0|
- Cost Per Credit – $695
- Course Length – 8 weeks
- Degree Credits – 54 – 60
- Degree Length – 4 years
- Available to those who qualify
- Apply for financial aid at US Office of Student Aid.
- FAFSA School Code: 003714
Starting Session: Fall
Deadline: June 15th
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:
- A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.
- A graduate record Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Completed online application.
- 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.
- A current curriculum vita that includes sections on Education, Research and Scholarly Activity, and Service.
- A current valid license to practice professional nursing in any state at the time of admission.
- A personal interview (at the student’s expense) with a faculty member who teaches in the doctoral program.
- 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.
- Approval of the Graduate Admissions, Scholarships and Standards Committee of the School of Nursing
- 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
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