A student who has obtained a master's degree at McGill University or at an approved institution elsewhere may, on the recommendation of the School, be registered in the second year of the Ph.D. program.
Each student's program is designed with the thesis supervisor taking into account the student's previous academic preparation, needs, and research interests.
A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.
Required Courses (10 credits)
NUR2 701 Comprehensive Examination (1 credit)
Nursing : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral students in order to achieve candidacy status and continue in the doctoral program.
Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018
Instructors: Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay (Fall) Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay (Winter) Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay (Summer)
NUR2 702 Quantitative Research (3 credits)
Nursing : Examination of various experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, and survey designs with particular focus on the use of these designs in nursing research.
Terms: Fall 2017
Instructors: Christine Maheu (Fall)
NUR2 706 Qualitative Nursing Research (3 credits)
Nursing : Advanced examination of the utilization of qualitative research in nursing.
Terms: Winter 2018
Instructors: Franco Carnevale, Mary Ellen Macdonald (Winter)
Corequisite: NUR2 702
Restriction: Enrolled in Ph.D. in Nursing or permission of instructor
NUR2 730 Theory Development in Nursing (3 credits)
Nursing : This course surveys the history of nursing theory development with special emphasis placed on the approaches theory development and the factors affecting these approaches. Issues such as the level of theory, where theory derives are examined in light of the needs of a practice discipline. Future directions for theory development in nursing are explored.
Terms: Fall 2017
Instructors: Franco Carnevale (Fall)
Prerequisite: NUR2 620 or equivalent
Selected courses at the 500 level or above.
Note: A minimum of 9 credits in advanced statistics, substantive, or complementary courses are planned with the thesis supervisor.