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In-Person Intensives, Online Course Completion: The Best of Both Worlds

The best education includes in-person interaction between professors and students, and among students with each other. However, online courses promote educational access and build technology skills. The ideal program prepares students to use both methods, since they themselves will likely be called upon to teach in both venues in their future positions.

Therefore, the PhD program combines educational delivery methods, allowing students to keep their full-time jobs and live in their own communities. All of the courses in the post-master’s doctoral programs require both in-person and online components.

  • Domestic doctoral students come to the OCU campus for a required three-day intensive prior to the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester and once during each summer.
  • International students are required to reside in the Oklahoma City area and participate in the three-day intensive, as well as attend on-campus learning activities related to their coursework. 

The upcoming on-campus intensive schedule is as follows:

May 31–June 2, 2012

Aug. 9–11, 2012

Jan. 3–5, 2013

May 30–June 1, 2013

Persons who cannot meet this requirement need not apply.

Curriculum

MASTER’S-LEVEL COURSES 

NURS 5003 Communication in Health Professions (3)

NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

NURS 5123 Nursing Informatics (3)

NURS 5153 The Adult Learner (3)

NURS 5203 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)

NURS 5403 Teaching Strategies for Nursing (3)

NURS 5703 Ethics and Health Care Policy (3)

NURS 6153 Nursing Education Evaluation Strategies (3)

NURS 6323 Advanced Nursing Research (3)

NURS 6503 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

NURS 6603 Master’s Project (3)

PhD-LEVEL COURSES

NURS 7103 Philosophy of Science (3)

NURS 7113 Advanced Health Care Policy (3)

NURS 7123 Advanced Theory Development (3)

NURS 7212 Transcultural Health Care (2)

NURS 7231-3 Grant Writing (1-3)

NURS 7243 Organizational and Leadership Theory (3)

NURS 7303 Advanced Bioethics (3)

NURS 7403 Statistical Analysis I (3)

NURS 7503 Higher Education Issues and Trends (3)

NURS 7543 Evaluation of Educational Effectiveness (3)

NURS 8103 Qualitative Research Methods (3)

NURS 8203 Quantitative Research Methods (3)

NURS 8403 Statistical Analysis II (3)

NURS 8503 Testing and Measurement (3)

NURS 8513 Technology in Instructional Design (3)

NURS 8543 Nursing Education Administration (3)

NURS 9903 Dissertation Seminar (3)

NURS 9913, 9923, 9933, 9941-3 Dissertation (minimum of 9 credit hours)

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time BSN-to-PhD Students

Fall Semester
NURS 5003 Communication in Health Professions
NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 5153 The Adult Learner     

Spring Semester
NURS 5203 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
NURS 5403 Teaching Strategies for Nursing
NURS 6323 Advanced Nursing Research

Summer Semester
NURS 5123 Nursing Informatics
NURS 5703 Ethics and Health Care Policy

Fall Semester
NURS 6153 Nursing Education Evaluation Strategies
NURS 6503 Nursing Education Practicum
NURS 6603 Master’s Project

Spring Semester 
NURS 7243 Organizational and Leadership Theory
NURS 7212 Transcultural Health Care
NURS 7543Evaluation of Educational Effectiveness      

Summer
NURS 8103 Qualitative Research Methods
NURS 7503Higher Education Issues and Trends

Fall Semester
NURS 7103 Philosophy of Science
NURS 7113 Advanced Health Care Policy
NURS 8513Technology in Instructional Design

Spring Semester
NURS 7123 Advanced Theory Development
NURS 7403 Statistical Analysis I
NURS 7303 Advanced Bioethics

Summer
NURS 8503 Testing and Measurement
NURS 7231-3 Grant Writing

Fall Semester
NURS 8403 Statistical Analysis II
NURS 8203 Quantitative Research Methods
NURS 8543 Nursing Education Administration

Spring Semester
NURS 9903 Dissertation Seminar

Summer
NURS 9913 Dissertation I 

Fall Semester
NURS 9923 Dissertation II

Spring Semester
NURS 9933 Dissertation III