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NUS 739 Philosophy of Inquiry
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,


Course Level: Doctoral Advanced

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University at Buffalo

Pre-requisites: N/A

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the philosophical foundations and assumptions that underlie approaches to nursing inquiry. The contributions of several important philosophers will be considered and an exploration of competing viewpoints will be undertaken. Issues of what it means to know, what truth is, how we know, and what can be learned from science and philosophy that will contribute to the continuing development of the discipline of nursing will be explored.


Method of Instruction: synchronous

Delivery Platform: Blackboard (Synchronous)

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: UB Campus Staff Coordinator: Louiza Case



Tuition: NEXus common tuition


Other considerations: Course runs synchronously on Mondays from 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm EST.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: NUS 739
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-27-20
End Date: 05-09-20

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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