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Admission, Progression, & Graduation Requirements

To be admitted as a regular student the applicant will have to submit:

  • Completed application form
  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of all university/college work completed to date
  • Three references - one personal and two attesting to the applicant’s research abilities
  • A scholarly 1-2 page narrative indicating personal philosophy of nursing education and administration including personal goals

Graduate Application Form- Nursing PhD

Additional admission requirements:

  • MSN from an accredited school of nursing
  • GPA of >3.5 on MSN courses
  • Unencumbered license with no pending legal or state board action
  • Eligibility to re-enter any previously attended college or university in good standing
  • Computer literacy involving proficiency in word processing, email correspondence, and the internet
  • Basic competence in statistics as evidenced by a statistics course within the past 5 years or experience in nursing research projects
  • Updated curriculum vita

To progress through the PhD program requires:

  • Completion of all assignments with a passing grade
  • Completion of all courses with no grade below a B. (The student is allowed to repeat only one course to improve the grade to a B. A student who achieves less than a B in a second course is not eligible to progress in the program.)
  • Successful completion of comprehensive examination. (To be taken by the end of the 7th term or after completion of 85% of the coursework.)
  • Successful completion of a dissertation

To graduate requires:

  • Successful completion of all degree requirements
  • Completed degree application
  • GPA of >3.5
  • Nomination by the Dean of the School of Nursing