Part time study options are based on student selection of courses. The requirement is that all students must complete 1000 Practicum hours as a criterion for graduation. 1000 Practicum hours. *The student identifies the practicum focus within 8 weeks after enrollment in the nursing research and/or nursing theory course. Practicum hours calculation formula: 1 credit = 45 contact hours; 2 credits-=90 contact hours, 3 credits =135 contact hours; 4 credits = 180 contact hours.