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School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Plan of Study

Full-Time Schedule BSN to Ph.D.
Total Credits: 80

Year 1
Winter ICredits
NRS 5312 Theory and Translational Research for Advanced Nursing Practice4
NRS 5302 Statistics in Advanced Nursing Practice4
NRS 7398 Graduate Research Practicum I2
10 Cr.
Summer I
NRS 7399 Graduate Research Practicum II3
3 Cr.
Year 2
Fall II
NRS 9201 Philosophic Foundations of Advanced Theory Development4
NRS 9202 Advanced Health Care Statistics4
8 Cr.
Winter II
NRS 9311 Qualitative Research Methods3
NRS 9911 Seminar: Health Care Quality3
NRS 9312 Quantitative Research Methods3
9 Cr.
Summer II
NRS 8221 Health Systems, Policy and Regulation3
NRS 8241 Nursing and Health Care Informatics Leadership3
6 Cr.
Year 3
Fall III
NRS 8382 Health Economics3
Cognate4
NRS 9913 Seminar: Advancement of Health Outcomes3
10 Cr.
Winter III
NRS 9315 Measurement and Design/Big Data3
Cognate4
NRS 9696 Mentored Research Experience2
NRS 8782 Grant Writing1
10 Cr.
Summer III
Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam1
1 Cr.
Year 4
Fall IV
NRS 9999 Dissertation8
8 Cr.
Winter IV
NRS 9999 Dissertation8
8 Cr.
Year 5
Fall V
NRS 9999 Dissertation8
8 Cr.
Coursework (56 credits) + Dissertation (24 credits) = 80 Total


Typical Plan of Study - Full-Time Schedule MSN to Ph.D.
Total Credits: 60

Admission Pre-requisites: Graduate Nursing theory (minimum 3 credits) and graduate statistics (minimum 3 credits)

Year 1
Fall ICredits
NRS 9201 Philosophic Foundations of Advanced Theory Development4
NRS 9202 Advanced Health Care Statistics4
8 Cr.
Winter I
NRS 9311 Qualitative Research Methods3
NRS 9911 Seminar: Health Care Quality3
NRS 9312 Seminar: Quantitative Research Methods3
9 Cr.
Summer I
NRS 8221 Health Systems, Policy and Regulation3
NRS 8241 Nursing and Health Care Informatics Leadership3
6 Cr.
Year 2
Fall II
NRS 8382 Health Economics3
Cognate4
NRS 9913 Seminar: Advancement of Health Outcomes3
10 Cr.
Winter II
NRS 9315 Measurement and Design/Big Data3
Cognate4
NRS 9696 Mentored Research Experience2
NRS 8782 Grant Writing1
10 Cr.
Summer II
Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam1
1 Cr.
Year 3
Fall III
NRS 9999 Dissertation8
8 Cr.
Winter III
NRS 9999 Dissertation8
8 Cr.
Coursework (44 credits) & Dissertation (16 credits) = 60 Total


Typical Plan of Study - Full-Time Schedule DNP to Ph.D.
Total Credits: 48

Pre-requisites: Graduate Health Informatics (minimum 3 credits), Graduate Health Policy (minimum 3 credits).

Year 1
Fall ICredits
NRS 9201 Philosophic Foundations of Advanced Theory Development4
NRS 9202 Advanced Health Care Statistics4
8 Cr.
Winter I
NRS 9311 Qualitative Research Methods3
NRS 9911 Seminar: Health Care Quality 3
NRS 9312 Quantitative Research Methods3
9 Cr.
Year 2
Fall II
NRS 8382 Health Economics3
Cognate4
NRS 9913 Seminar: Advancement of Health Outcomes3
10 Cr.
Winter II
NRS 9315 Measurement and Design/Big Data3
Cognate4
NRS 8782 Grant Writing1
8 Cr.
Summer II
Comprehensive/Qualifying Exam1
1 Cr.
Year 3
Fall III
NRS 9999 Dissertation6
6 Cr.
Winter III
NRS 9999 Dissertation6
6 Cr.
Coursework (36 credits) & Dissertation (12 credits) = 48 Total