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Program of Study

  1. A supervisory committee shall be appointed for each candidate in accordance with general regulations, supervision of the School of Graduate Studies.

  2. Candidates will normally be required to successfully complete a minimum of 18-credit hours of program courses as follows: Nursing 7011, Nursing 7012, Nursing 7100, Nursing 7101, one of Nursing 7200-7210 (or another approved research course at the doctoral level), and one of Nursing 7300-7310 (or another approved course at the doctoral level in the area of the student's research interest). All courses will normally be completed within the first two semesters of the program.

  3. Candidates will normally be required to complete a minimum of two mandatory, non-credit internships/institutes during the first two years of the program.The internships/institutes are designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain substantive knowledge of, and engage in, collaborative research and/or teaching. An internship/institute will be selected based on the student's area of interest and learning needs and will have a set or negotiated time limit during a semester depending on the nature and scope of the work.

  4. Candidates will be required to participate in graduate seminars of two hours per week in the Fall and Winter semesters in each of the first two academic years of the program.

  5. Candidates must develop and maintain a professional portfolio that includes experience in research, teaching, and academic and professional service.

  6. Candidates shall submit to a comprehensive examination in accordance with general regulations, comprehensive examinations of the School of Graduate Studies. The comprehensive examination will consist of a written component and an oral component. The examination will normally be scheduled in the first semester of the second year of the program, but no later than the end of the student's seventh semester in the program.

  7. Candidates must submit a written thesis proposal for presentation to the School, normally within six weeks of completion of the comprehensive examinations, but no later than the end of the fifth semester of the program.

  8. Candidates must submit a thesis, examined and defended in accordance with general regulations, theses and reports of the School of Graduate Studies.

  9. Candidates are required to spend a minimum of six semesters (two academic years) of full-time study in residence.

  10. In keeping with the general regulations for the School of Graduate Studies, the time limit to complete the degree is seven years.
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