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Nursing (PhD)

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

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  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

The PhD program, focusing on health outcomes and health services research, will involve four years of full -time study. It will combine coursework, comprehensive exams and a dissertation.

This program will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings.Research and scholarly activities will prepare graduates to contribute to nursing practice, the design and delivery of health care, and policy development.

  • The PhD program will normally involve four years of full - time study consisting of course work (most of it in Year 1).
  • The dissertation requires independent, original research and makes up at least two thirds of the time normally required for the program.
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care

Note: admissions for this program are suspended as of Fall 2017

  • Graduate Diploma - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
  • This program is only for students who have a completed BScN (or equivalent nursing degree, e.g. BN, etc.), with a current Registered Nurse (RN) status, and a completed a Master's degree (Nursing or health related degree preferred).

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall:

  • Ph.D.: January 15
  • M.Sc.N., M.N., M.N. (Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner) and Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner: February 1
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care: suspended
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100
  • Minimum IELTS: 7.0
  • Minimum Pearson: 68
  • Minimum CELBAN: Writing 7, Speaking 8, Listening 10, Reading 8

Additional Requirements

  • Submit documentation as instructed by the Faculty of Nursing


  • NURS-8300. Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative
  • NURS-8310. Leadership and Management in Oncology/Palliative Care Settings
  • NURS-8320. Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative
  • NURS-8330. Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Introduction to Theory and Practice
  • NURS-8340. Advanced End of Life Care
  • NURS-8350. Oncology/Palliative Capstone Project
  • NURS-8360. Relational Practices with Families in Oncology and Palliative Care
  • NURS-8370. Sexual Health and Counselling in Cancer
  • NURS-8500. Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioners
  • NURS-8520. Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities
  • NURS-8540.Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for Advanced Practice Nursing (APN)
  • NURS-8560. Research Utilization Project: Evidence Based Decision Making in Health Care: Integrating
  • NURS-8570. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I
  • NURS-8580. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II
  • NURS-8610.Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I
  • NURS-8620.Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II
  • NURS-8700.Counselling Process in Nursing
  • NURS-8710 Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Chronic Disease
  • NURS-8720.Women and Health
  • NURS-8760. Management of Human Resources in Nursing
  • NURS-8780. Seminar in Current Nursing Issues
  • NURS-8800. Selected Readings in Nursing
  • NURS-8810. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS-8820. Advanced Statistics
  • NURS-8830. Research Methods in Nursing
  • NURS-8840. Summer Institute of Clinical Health Research
  • NURS-8850. Health of Individuals, Families and Groups
  • NURS-8910. Advanced Professional Nursing Practicum
  • NURS-8860. Community and Population Health
  • NURS-8870. Integrative Practicum in Primary Health Care
  • NURS-8880. Theoretical Foundations of Leadership
  • NURS-8890. Innovations in Nursing Leadership
  • NURS-8970. Thesis Option
  • NURS-9100. Philosophy of Science in Nursing
  • NURS-9200. Advanced Perspectives in Quantitative Research Methods and Analyses
  • NURS-9300. Advanced Perspectives in Qualitative Research
  • NURS-9410. Comprehensive Exam
  • NURS-9980. Dissertation
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: PhD Nursing
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total
  • $ 9898.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition - $ 2393.10 - Assessed each term


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