BS to PhD in Nursing Course Plan
The foundation for the academic program in nursing is comprised of three areas. These areas are development of nursing knowledge, the application of that knowledge, and the context of health systems and social policy.

Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, each student plans a course of study that constitutes a unified program. Successful completion of 61 graduate credits will complete the doctoral degree. The UW–Milwaukee Graduate School requires that 31 credits must be earned in residence at the university subsequent to obtaining doctoral student status.

Full-time course plan

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1  

Nurs 725
Evidence Based Practice I (3 cr)

Nurs 727
Epidemiology (3 cr)

Nurs 729
Organizational Systems (3 cr)

 

Year 2

Nurs 735
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (3 cr)

Nurs 801
Foundations of Inquiry for Health Research (3 cr)

Nurs 890
Issues in Scholarship (3 cr)

Nurs 779
Multivariate Analysis Statistics (3 cr)

Nurs 802
Science of Nursing (3 cr)

Nurs 882
Qualitative Methods in Health Research (3 cr)

Nurs 881
Measurement in Health Research (2 cr)

Specialty Course (3 cr)

 

 

 

Year 3

 

Nurs 820
Analysis of Nursing Phenomena (3 cr)

Nurs 883
Quantitative Methods in Health Research (3 cr)

Specialty Course (3 cr)

 

 

Nurs 803
Health Policy (3 cr)

Nurs 885
Advanced Quantitative Research OR
Specialty Course (3 cr)

Nurs 899
Practicum in Nursing Research (1-2 cr)

Specialty Courses as needed (3-6 cr)

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Nurs 886
Advanced Qualitative Research OR
Specialty Course (3 cr)

Nurs 899
Practicum in Nursing Research (1-3 cr)

*Dissertation

*Dissertation

 

 

Year 5

*Dissertation

*Dissertation

*Dissertation


*Completion of dissertation varies

 

Part-time course plan

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

Nurs 729
Organizational Systems (3 cr)

Nurs 735
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (3 cr)

Nurs 725
Evidence Based Practice I (3 cr)

Nurs 727
Epidemiology (3 cr)

 

Year 2

Nurs 801
Foundations of Inquiry for Health Research (3 cr)

Nurs 890
Issues in Scholarship (3 cr)

Nurs 779
Multivariate Analysis Statistics (3 cr)

Nurs 802
Science of Nursing (3 cr)

Nurs 881
Measurement in Health Research (2 cr)

 

 

Year 3

 

Nurs 883
Quantitative Methods in Health Research (3 cr)

Specialty Course (3 cr)

 

Nurs 803
Health Policy (3 cr)

Nurs 882
Qualitative Methods in Health Research (3 cr)

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Nurs 820
Analysis of Nursing Phenomena
(3 cr)

Specialty Course (3 cr)

Nurs 885
Advanced Quantitative Research OR
Specialty Course (3 cr)

Specialty Course (3 cr)

 

 

 

Year 5

Nurs 886
Advanced Qualitative Research OR Specialty Course (3 cr)

Nurs 899
Research Practicum (2 cr)

Nurs 899
Research Practicum (3 cr)
Year 6 *Dissertation *Dissertation *Dissertation


*Completion of dissertation varies