Start Your DNP or PhD During Your MSN
Students entering into one of our master’s programs with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Graduate Entry degree can be admitted to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or the PhD program to take doctoral-level courses and have them apply to the Master of Nursing Science program.
Students still will receive the MSN degree and will have completed 9 credits toward the DNP, or 8 credits toward the PhD. To qualify, interested students should apply to both the MSN and the doctoral program of their choice at the same time.
|Fall - 1st Year||Spring - 1st Year||Summer - 1st Year|
|NURS 504: Nursing Knowledge Development (3)||NURS 533: Data Science (3)||Research Practicum*|
|NURS 530: Research Methods (3)||NURS 531: Research Methods II (3)|
|NURS 532: Applied Statistics (3)**||NURS 518: Qualitative Research (3)|
|Fall - 2nd Year||Spring - 2nd Year||Summer - 2nd Year|
|NURS 524: Genomics (2)||NURS 615: Topical Seminar or Elective (3)||NURS 671: Proposal Development (3)|
|NURS 615: Topical Seminar or Elective (3)||NURS 631: Multivariate Analysis (3)|
|NURS 630: Linear Models (3)||NURS 609 Health Policy|
|Fall - 3rd Year||Spring - 3rd Year|
|NURS 701: Dissertation (9)||NURS 701: Dissertation (9)|
* Research practicum hours can also be taken all year round during the first two years of course work, but must be completed before proposal development and dissertation.
** Students may take NURS 532, NURS 609 and/or NURS 615 or elective - during the summer, if offered, to accelerate their program of study.