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Nurses are needed now more than ever to lead hospital and health care organization executive teams. The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center now offers mutiple pathways to being a nursing leader in your desired career path.
Contemporary healthcare is quickly evolving and nurse scientists are at the forefront of this change. The PhD program equips our scholars to ask and investigate questions that are relevant to improving health care outcomes and advancing the theoretical foundations of nursing science. The PhD program prepares nurse scientists for successful careers and leadership roles as change agents in:
PhD students can choose from a wide range of research opportunities and mentors. All prospective PhD applicants are encouraged to read about the program's faculty research focus to identify a potential match with a mentor. All applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors to discuss congruence of their interests with the faculty member's research. A close match is extremely helpful in assuring success in the program.
PATHS TO THE PHD
Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist
Philosophy of Science (Graduate Level)
Ethics in Research and Scholarship
Responsible Conduct of Research
Epistemology in Nursing Science
Vulnerability and Disparity in Diverse Populations
Quantitative Methods in Research
Qualitative Methods in Research
Research Measurement and Instrumentation
Grant Writing Seminar
Applied Statistics I
Applied Statistics II
Special Focus in Applied Statistics
Implementing Research with Diverse Populations
Research Practicum (Must take minimum of 1 cr.)
Background & Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Nursing Practice
Informational Systems and Technology for Healthcare Transformation
Organizational and Systems Leadership in Nursing
Influential Nurse Leadership and Relationship Management
Leading Strategic Change
Evidence-Based Practice and Scholarship in Advanced Practice Nursing
Leadership of Innovation in Complex Systems
Financial Management in Nursing
Healthcare Quality for Improved Outcomes
Fundamentals of Scientific Writing
Applied Statistics I
Nurse Executive Leadership
Principles of Epidemiology
Economics and Finance in Healthcare for Advanced Nursing Practice
Practice Inquiry I
Roles, Innovations and Opportunities of the DNP
Health Policy Local to Global
Practice Inquiry II
Practice Inquiry III
Learn from our diverse faculty who are devoted to educating nurses and impacting health care. With their guidance, you will advance health care through OUHSC's intensive research initiatives and health-related community outreach programs.
Earning your degree from OUHSC gives you lifelong connections outside of the classroom. You will join over 11,800 alumni of the OUHSC College of Nursing - the state's largest nursing program.
Our program prepares you to join the health care administration and management sector, which is projected to grow 18% through 2028 (BLS). Nursing management positions can earn up to $129,000, and director roles can earn up to $169,000 (AONL).
Tuition for the online Nursing programs have a wide range based on the type of program and what fees are associated with the program.
Please visit OU HSC Financial Services to determine what the tuition is for your program of interest.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Admissions Requirements
Doctor of Nursing Practice Admission Requirements
There is a two-step application process for the online M.S.N. in Nursing Administration.
Note: An interview may be requested by faculty.
The Nursing Administration Admissions Committee respects the investment each person makes in applying to the program. Applications are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis, ensuring that each candidate receives a prompt response to their application. Once all documents are received, the application is considered, and a decision is made.
For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.