Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
The Ph.D. (Nursing) degree was first instituted on September 27, 1979. The latest curricular revisions were approved by the UP Board of Regents on February 1, 1995.
The main purpose of the program leading to the Ph.D. (Nursing) is to strengthen and deepen the intellectual and scholastic capability of graduate nurses in order to enhance the theory and science-based practice of the profession.
Program of Study
Completion of forty-eight (48 units) is required by the program. Thirty-six (36 units) are credited to academic courses and twelve (12 units) for the dissertation. A full-time doctoral student enrolls in 12 units of academic work per semester.
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The following are the minimum NGOHS requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing;
- Good scholastic record from any recognized institution of higher learning;
- Master of Arts in Nursing or other health-related field. If masters degree is not in Nursing, the applicant must take relevant courses in the masters level and pass the qualifying examination;
- At least 2 years of experience as a professional nurse in a hospital/community or public/private health agency;
- Duly accomplished Application Form (available at the Graduate Office or through www.upm.edu.ph/gradoffice) together with the following documents:
- Original copy of the official Transcript of Records;
- Two (2) letters of reference;
- Receipt of processing fee paid at the UPM Cashier’s Office;
- Certified true copy of college diploma with the seal of the university and the signature of the registrar in ink;
- Birth certificate (original to be presented for verification);
- Marriage certificate (present original for verification);
- 4 passport-size photos;
- Essay on an 8-1/2 x 11” sheet of paper describing your motivation for pursuing graduate study and your view of self-directed learning as a method of instruction, and a description of your research interest;
- Outline of a dissertation proposal with an acceptable title.
- For foreign applicants, additional requirements include:
- Original Transcript of Records duly authenticated by consulate/embassy;
- Certified true copy of the English translation of the diploma with the seal of the university and the signature of the registrar in ink, duly authenticated by the consulate/embassy;
- Official TOEFL (or its equivalent) score of at least 500 (written test) or 173 (computerized test) if English is not the medium of instruction in the country of origin;
- Affidavit of support or certification of financial capability.
- GWA of 1.75 or better in all courses taken and in major courses provided there is no grade of 5.00 in any of them.
- Completion of at least 36 units (24 units of core courses, 6 units of content courses and 6 units of cognates) of the prescribed academic courses.
- Passing the comprehensive examination.
- Satisfactory completion and submission of 6 bound copies of the dissertation.
The courses are distributed as follows:
Two to three courses (6 units) of any of the following nursing subjects meant to give depth in theoretical and experiential knowledge of the profession.
N-320 Behavioral Perspectives in Health & Illness
N-330 Dynamics of Human Development (Research Approaches)
N-331 PathoPhysiologic Processes & Management
N-332 Seminar in Maternal & Child Health Nursing
N-333 Seminar in Families in Crisis
N-334 Seminar in Body Image
N-341 Dynamics of Psychopathology
N-342 Organization of Mental Health Service
N-344 Seminar in Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing
N-345 Research Psychotherapy
N-351 Issues in Health Legislation
N-352 Program Evaluation
N-354 Transcultural Nursing
N-364 Seminar in Nursing
N-390 Independent Study
Core (Theory and Methodology) Courses
Eight subjects (24 units) a designed to establish knowledge base and enhance critical thinking necessary in the development of the Nurse Scientist.
N-301 Nursing Theory I
N-302 Nursing Theory II
N-303 Seminar in Philosophy & Bioethics
N-304 Research Methods
N-350 Nursing and Health Program Development
N-353 Dynamics of Nursing Practice
N-398 Advanced Statistics in Nursing
N-399 Seminar in Nursing Research
Two to three courses (6 units) from any of the following disciplines to broaden learning in non-nursing, but related, fields.
Twelve units of study done as a final phase of the program. It involves a high level of analytical and research competence. Presentation of the proposal and defense of the findings of the study are required.
N-400 may be enrolled in after the student has successfully passed the Comprehensive Examinations.