Project Description


The PhD Programme in Nursing was launched with the objective of enabling the Nursing personnel to develop advance research skills in nursing and to prepare the nurse educators, administrators and practitioners to carry out systematic research to improve the quality of nursing care. The program will enable the nursing personnel to give evidence – based nursing care to patients / clients in various settings. The PhD program in nursing is designed to develop nurse scholars experts in nursing pedagogy and are prepared to conduct advanced research. Nurse scholar will synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines as they assume leadership roles in diverse educational environment. The program is designed for nurses interested in pursuing a career in academia with a research focus on nursing education with nursing core courses, research courses and support courses.


KINS believe that PhD scholars

  • Discover and extend scientific knowledge that advances the science and practice of nursing and contribute to other disciplines.
  • Generate new knowledge through research and testing of theory
  • Examine the trends and factors that influence the generation of new knowledge and its use in health care.
  • Contribute to solutions that advance health care in a culturally diverse society through communication of knowledge to the professional, public, scientific communities of interest and policy makers.
  • Reflect a nursing and interdisciplinary perspective in research and scholarly endeavors.

Program Educational Objectives

The PhD Nursing program of KINS, KIIT Deemed to be University aims to prepare the following program educational objectives through which they will be able to:

PEO1. Develop and evaluate theories and integrate, synthesize expand knowledge from nursing, human development and related disciplinary in order to explain and predict nursing phenomena.

PEO2. Design and Study independently as well as collaborate with other clinician & researchers.

PEO3. Disseminate research finding and advanced competence in the field of nursing and Practice as a nurse super specialist and independent nurse practitioner

PEO4. Demonstrate leadership qualities, skills and functions as an effective leader cum manager.

Program Outcomes POs

As per the following program outcomes the PhD scholars from the KINS, KIIT Deemed to be University will be able to:

PO1 – Demonstrate skill on applied principles of Research and statistics which includes competencies in data analysis & generates meaningful evidence using   scientific   methodologies to improve healthcare.

PO2 – Understand the evolving roles and responsibilities of a nurse in development of nursing theories.

PO3 – Apply the principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in health practice including the design and implementation of health related research studies and clinical preventive medicine trails.

PO4 – Acquire adequate knowledge and appropriate skills for optimal dealing with major health problems of all the age group to ensure their optimal health.

PO5 – Use advanced clinical judgment and accountability in delivering & evaluating evidence based care to improve patient outcome

PO6 – Critical Thinking: Take informed actions after identifying the assumptions that frame our thinking and actions, checking out the degree to which these assumptions are accurate and valid, and looking at our ideas and decisions (intellectual, organizational, and personal) from different perspectives.

PO7 – Effective Communication: Speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology.

PO8 – Social Interaction: Elicit views of others, mediate disagreements and help reach conclusions in group settings.

PO9 – Effective Citizenship: Demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity centered national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering.

PO10 – Ethics: Recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.

PO11 – Environment and Sustainability: Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.

PO12- Self-directed and Life-long Learning: Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context socio-technological changes.


(Course of Instruction)

S. No Subject Hours
1 Research Methodology and applied Statistics Contact Hrs – 60Hrs

Self Study – 30Hrs,

6 Credits

2 Nursing Science & Theory Development including Nursing Leadership Contact Hrs – 75Hrs
Self Study – 45 Hrs,8 Credits
3 Departmental Electives – Internal Examination Contact Hrs – 15 Hrs

Self Study – 15 Hrs,

2 Credits


The scheme of Pre Ph.D. examination to be conducted by the University shall be as follows.

S. No Subject Duration Marks Conducted


1 Research Methodology & Applied Statistics 3 hrs 100 University
2 Nursing Science & Theory Development 3 hrs 100 University
3 Departmental Electives (Seminar/Term paper  – (Internal assessment)       – 100
Viva Voce (Proposal defense)* 100 University


* > = 60% of marks will be considered as pass

Note: 70% attendance is compulsory for contact hours. If the student does not have 70%, he/she will not allowed appear for the examination; however they have to make up for the same next academic year.