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NURS 6102 Roles & Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist
Credit hours: 2 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:The University of Oklahoma

Pre-requisites: Students enrolled in a PhD in Nursing Program or Permission of Instructor

Course Description: This course emphasizes role socialization and career development expectations of the nurse scientist. Exemplars are career trajectories of nursing scholars who have pursued roles as nurse scientists in various settings, with responsibilities, advocacies, and activities of being a scientist in the health professions. It reviews roles of mentors, reference groups, organizations, collaborators, and networks in advancing the science of nursing. Focusing on developing a program of research, programs of research and science trajectories of selected nurse scientists are explored in depth as role models. Students begin articulating their own selected program of research and its underlying scientific premises.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: D2L

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Barbara Holtzclaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, F-GSA



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: n/a


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Instructor: TBA
Seats: 4
Credits: 2 / Semester
Start Date: 08-19-19
End Date: 12-13-19

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