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NURS 7102 Metatheory in Nursing II
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: none

Course Description: This course focuses on processes of knowledge development in nursing, including traditional and non-traditional methods. Application of a selected theory development method to a student-selected nursing phenomenon is required.


Method of Instruction: blended

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: 1

Course Contact: China Hutchins



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: (1) Critically analyze the evolution of theoretical thinking in nursing, including the influence of philosophies of science and theories from adjunctive disciplines. (2) Critique and apply different methods of theory analysis and evaluation. (3) Analyze, critique and apply different methods of theory development in nursing. (4) Develop a middle range theoretical knowledge structure (e.g., concept analysis, theory reformulation) related to a selected nursing phenomenon in the student’s area of interest.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: BXN
Instructor: Kathleen Oman
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-22-19
End Date: 05-17-19


Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-21-20
End Date: 05-15-20

students enrolling in this course are asked to attend in person during PhD Intensive Week (1/27-1/31/20)


Section: BXN
Instructor: Dr. Sean Reed
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-25-21
End Date: 05-21-21


Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-24-22
End Date: 05-20-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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