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In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education program in Nursing Education requires a minimum of 90 points beyond the baccalaureate degree. Up to 38 graduate-level points taken at another institution may be transferred toward doctoral requirements. For all students, the program includes coursework in four areas: nursing, health behavior, research, and education. In addition, students choose a functional emphasis area in research, education, or another area consistent with the program and with advisor approval. Nine points in addition to those points required of all students must be taken in the functional area. Points will be allotted as follows:

  • Nursing 42 points
  • Health and Behavior 12 points
  • Research 18 points
  • Education 6 points
  • Emphasis area 9 points
  • Elective 3 points

Total 90 points

Nursing Courses

  • HBS 5551        Bioethics (3)
  • HBSS 6500      Research grant writing for health and behavior studies (3)
  • HBSN 6501      Seminar in professional nursing (1)
  • HBSN 6503      Advanced topics in theories of nursing (3)
  • HBSN 6600      Colloquium in nursing theory (3)
  • HBSN 6908      Independent study in professional nursing (1-3)
  • HBSN 6909      Independent study in nursing theory (1-3)
  • HBSN 6940      Independent study in nursing research (1-3)

 Health and Behavior Studies Courses

  • HBSS 4102      Principles of epidemiology in health promotion (3)
  • HBSS 4114      Health promotion for multicultural populations (3)
  • HBSS 4115      Health promotion for aging adults (3)
  • HBSS 4118      Relapse prevention for problem behaviors (3)
  • HBSS 5110      Determinants of health behavior (3)
  • HBSS 5112      Social marketing and health communications (3)
  • HBSS 5113      Community health analysis and intervention (3)
  • HBSS 5115      Assessment and counseling for health promotion (3)
  • HBSS 6145      Health psychology (3)
  • HBSV 4011      Women and weight, eating problems and body image (2)
  • HBSV 5013      Strategies for nutrition education and health behavior change (3)
  • HBSV 5015      Nutritional epidemiology (3)

 Nursing Education

(Courses may also be selected from the courses focused on adult education in the Department of Organization and Leadership and appropriate education courses in other departments)

  • HBSN 6530    Seminar on curriculum in nursing education (3)
  • HBSN 6635    Colloquium in nursing education (3)
  • HBSN 6930    Independent study in nursing education (1-3)

Research

  • HBSS 5040     Research methods in health and behavior studies I (3)
  • HBSN 5043     Research methods in health and behavior studies II (3)
  • HBSN 6540     Seminar on dissertation design development (3)
  • HBSN 6541     Advanced seminar on dissertation design development (3)
  • HBSN 7500     Dissertation seminar in nursing (3)
  • HBSN 8900     Dissertation advisement in nursing (0)

Additional statistics and research methods courses from Department of Human Development: HUDM 4122 and HUDM 5122 or equivalents required.