Nursing (Ph.D.) - Nursing Education

Nursing (Ph.D.) - Nursing Education

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Nursing Doctoral Core Courses
NURS 700Advanced Nursing Research 1,23
NURS 721Leadership, Policy and Ethics3
NURS 722Nursing Theory Development3
NURS 835Theories of Nursing3
Total Hours12
1

A graduate level research course is required as a prerequisites for NURS 700

2

A graduate level statistics course is required as a prerequisites for NURS 700

Nursing Education Concentration Courses
EDUC 703Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education3
NURS 764Learning Theories and Teaching Methods for Nurse Educators3
NURS 765Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation for Nurse Educators3
NURS 766Advanced Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educators3
NURS 784Assessment and Accreditation for Nursing Programs3
NURS 833Higher Educational Leadership3
Total Hours18
Research Courses
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
NURS 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
NURS 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
NURS 837Grant Writing and Publication3
NURS 915Advanced Quantitative Methods of Nursing Research3
or NURS 917 Advanced Qualitative Methods of Nursing Research
Total Hours15
Dissertation Core Courses 1
NURS 980Nursing Comprehensive Exam0
NURS 987Dissertation Planning 25
NURS 988Dissertation I 35
NURS 989Dissertation II 45
NURS 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours15
1

Once a student enters into the Dissertation phase, he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed

2

PhD students are allowed to enroll in NURS 987 a maximum of three times before their dissertation proposal is approved. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Nursing

3

PhD students are allowed to enroll in NURS 988 a maximum of three times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Nursing

4

PhD students are allowed to enroll in NURS 989 a maximum of three times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Nursing

All applicable prerequisites must be met
 

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Successful publication of dissertation to the Jerry Falwell Library
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDUC 812 Advanced Educational Statistics 3
NURS 700 Advanced Nursing Research 1,2 3
NURS 721 Leadership, Policy and Ethics 3
NURS 722 Nursing Theory Development 3
 Hours12
Second Semester
EDUC 703 Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education 3
NURS 835 Theories of Nursing 3
NURS 764 Learning Theories and Teaching Methods for Nurse Educators 3
NURS 765 Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation for Nurse Educators 3
 Hours12
Second Year
Third Semester
NURS 766 Advanced Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educators 3
NURS 815 Quantitative Methods of Research 3
NURS 817 Qualitative Methods of Research 3
NURS 833 Higher Educational Leadership 3
 Hours12
Fourth Semester
NURS 784 Assessment and Accreditation for Nursing Programs 3
NURS 837 Grant Writing and Publication 3
NURS 915
Advanced Quantitative Methods of Nursing Research
or Advanced Qualitative Methods of Nursing Research
3
NURS 980 Nursing Comprehensive Exam 3,4 0
 Hours9
Third Year
Fifth Semester
NURS 987 Dissertation Planning 5 5
 Hours5
Sixth Semester
NURS 988 Dissertation I 6 5
 Hours5
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
NURS 989 Dissertation II 7 5
NURS 990 Dissertation Defense 0
 Hours5
 Total Hours60
1

A graduate level research course is required as a prerequisite for NURS 700

2

A graduate level statistics course is required as a prerequisite for NURS 700

3

Once a student enters into the Dissertation phase, he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed

4

All coursework must be completed prior to NURS 980

5

PhD students are allowed to enroll in NURS 987 a maximum of three times before their dissertation proposal is approved. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Nursing

6

PhD students are allowed to enroll in NURS 988 a maximum of three times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of  Nursing

7

PhD students are allowed to enroll in NURS 989 a maximum of three times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of  Nursing

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