Nursing Doctoral Curriculum

Caution: This document is subject to change and is updated periodically by the faculty Doctoral Program Council (DPC). Confirm with your faculty adviser your study list (course enrollment) selections for each registered quarter/term.

Doctoral Foundation Course Schedule

(2015-16 edition, revised Sept. 2015)

Course Number Name (Instructor)


Year One - Fall Qtr.

N209A Comparative Qualitative Res Des (2units) (Chesla)

W 8-10

N209B Quantitative Research Design (2 units) (Alkon)

W 10-12

N229 Philosophy Nsg Sci (3 units) (Rehm)

Tu 1-4

B187 Intro Probability/Stats (5 units) (Paul)

Tu/Th 10-12

B187 Lab (Paul)

Th 1-3

Year One - Winter Qtr.

N202A Theory Dev in Nursing (3 units) (Portillo)

Th 8-10

N269 Integ Scientific Literature (3 units) (Miaskowski)

Tu 1-4

B192 Intro Linear Models (5 units) (Paul)

Tu/Th 10-12

B192 Lab (Paul)

Th 1-3

N247 Teaching Residency (Variable Units) (Staff)


Year One - Spring Qtr.

N212B Quant Measurement/Theory (3units) (Zablotska)

Th 9 - 12

N209C Quantitative Res Meth II (3 units) (Milo-Santos)

Tu 1-4

N251.01 Grant Writing (2 units) (Vlahov)

Th 1-3

N212A Qual Data Coll/Ethics (2units) (Shim)

Tu 10-12

Year Two - Fall Qtr.

Theory (choose one course from below)***


N290 Family Theory (3 units) Offered Every Other Year


N253 Theories of the Policy Process (3 units) (Malone)***

W 1-3

N227 Theories of Mental Illness (3 units) (Weis)***

W 1-3

N221.01 Theories in Aging & Palliative Care (3 units) (Cataldo & Wallhagen)

W 1-3

N/S285A Qualitative Methods I (5 units) (Lyndon/Pinderhughes)

Tu 1-5

- OR –


N289A Adv. Quantitative Res. Methods (3 units) (Thompson)

W 9-12n

N289.01A Approach to Stat Analysis Lab 2 hours (2 units) (Alkon)

W 3–5

- OR -


S289A Adv. Quantitative Res. Methods I (Z. Zimmer)

W 9-1 , W 1-3

Year Two - Winter Qtr.

N/S285B Qualitative Methods II (5 units) (Lyndon/Pinderhughes)

W 1-4

- OR -


N289B Adv. Quantitative Res. Methods II (3 units) (Hong/Cataldo)

W 9-12, 12-1

- OR -


S289B Adv. Quantitative Res. Methods II (Zimmer)

W 9-1, W 1-3

Year Two - Spring Qtr.



*** DPC strongly recommends students complete N202A course prior to taking
N221.01; N227, or N290.


Advanced Nursing Seminars

(2015-16 edition, revised Sept. 2015)

Course Number Name (Instructor)


Fall Quarter 2015


N240.06 Sem on HIV/AIDS (1unit) (Carrico)

M 1-3

N240.11 OH Research Seminar (1-5 units) (Hong)

Th 5-7

N240.15 Theories and Methods in Aging Research (2 units) (Wallhagen)



Winter Qtr. 2016


N223A Symptom Research (2 units) (Weiss/Bender)

Th 3-6

N240.06 Sem on HIV/AIDS (1 units) (Portillo)

M 1-3

N240.16 Research Issues in Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2 units) (Wallhagen)



Spring Qtr. 2016


N223B & C Symptom Research (2 units) (Franck/McLemore)

Th 1 - 4

N240.06 Sem on HIV/AIDS (1 unit) (Dawson Rose)

Mon 1-3

N240.08 Adv Child Devlp Sci (2 units) (Chen)


N240.12 Family Health & Relational Research (2 units) (Chesla)


N285C Interpretive Phenomenology (2 units) (Chesla)


NXXX Ethnography (Rehm)


N240.19 Quality & Safety of Patient Care (3 units) ()


N289.01 Advanced Methods: Meta-Analysis (2 units) (Milo-Santos)


NXXX Big Data Course (Hu)**


NTBO = Not To Be Offered
TBD = To Be Determined, assumed to be offered as of 08/25/2015

Highly Recommended Courses

These courses are recommended by the DPC for PhD students. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor before deciding to enroll in these courses. Subject to change, revised Sept. 2015.

Course Number Name (Instructor)


N220 Academic Role Preparation (2 units) (Vlahov/Robinson)

Tu 3-6. Spring Quarter

N291 Applied Statistical Methods for Longitudinal & Hierarchical Data (4 units) (Cooper)

Spring Quarter

N467 Teaching Residency- (variable units) (Staff)

Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer Term

N 298A Qualifying Exam Seminar (2 units) (Chen, J.)


N299 Dissertation Seminar (0 units) (Staff)

Fall, Winter, & Spring Quarters

**These courses are recommended for students to take by the DPC. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisor before deciding to enroll in these courses. Teaching Residency is required before serving as a paid Teaching Asst (TA).

Academic Teaching Courses

These courses are to be offered on the UC Davis campus. They may be taken in any sequence. Additional information on these courses and registration for them will be available during Fall Quarter for the Winter and Spring courses. Subject to change, revised Aug. 2015.

Course Number and Name



NURS 302: Methods for Teaching Nursing & Health Sciences:
Curriculum & Instruction

4 units


NURS 303: Methods of Teaching Nursing & Health Sciences:
Evaluation of Learning

4 units


Contact - Ph.D (Nursing)

Contact Eva Wong-Moy at for help with your application to the PhD Program at UCSF School of Nursing.