I started an online MSN nurse educator program in 2011 and am set to complete in 2013. The school is an actual brick and mortar school but does both of its nursing graduate programs online. When I started, the curriculum required a research project/thesis...but last semester the students were informed that the curriculum had been revised, and the class for the research project has been removed from the curriculum beginning Fall 2013. My question is...will a doctoral program even look at an applicant that didn't complete a research project? I am very interested in going on to a doctorate program, and do not want the lack of a thesis to ruin my chances at acceptance. Up to this point I was satisfied with the education I was receiving.