Strategies to Improve the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in South Africa

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151079
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Presentation
Title:
Strategies to Improve the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in South Africa
Abstract:
Strategies to Improve the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in South Africa
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Knobloch-Coetzee, Siedine, MCur, BCur, RN, RM
P.I. Institution Name:North West University
Title:Project Manager
Co-Authors:Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Globally, strategies are being developed to increase the quality of nursing doctoral education with regards to the program, faculty and their research, resources and evaluation. In South Africa, the status of nursing doctoral education was relatively unexplored and this is the first study to be conducted at a national level to evaluate the quality of nursing doctoral education. Evaluation of the quality of nursing doctoral education in South Africa from the perspectives of nursing deans, faculty, doctoral students and doctoral graduates, allowed threats to quality to be identified with regards to the program, faculty, resources and evaluation, and strategies to be developed to minimize these threats. This study forms part of an international collaboration to compare the quality of doctoral nursing education among Australia, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Methods: A quantitative and qualitative research design was used along with exploratory, descriptive and contextual research strategies. An e-mail based quality criteria, standards, and indicators (QCSI) survey was distributed to an all inclusive purposive sample of nursing deans, faculty, students and graduates at South African universities which present nursing doctoral education, and semi-structured telephonic interviews were conducted with randomly selected graduates who have completed their studies in the most recent three years. Results: Findings are in the process of analysis and strategies are being developed, which will be discussed. Conclusion: The exploration and description of nursing doctoral education provided baseline data of the quality of nursing doctoral education in South Africa, allowing threats to quality to be identified and strategies to improve the quality of doctoral nursing education in South Africa to be developed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies to Improve the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in South Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151079-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies to Improve the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in South Africa</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Knobloch-Coetzee, Siedine, MCur, BCur, RN, RM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">North West University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Project Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Siedine.Knobloch@nwu.ac.za</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Globally, strategies are being developed to increase the quality of nursing doctoral education with regards to the program, faculty and their research, resources and evaluation. In South Africa, the status of nursing doctoral education was relatively unexplored and this is the first study to be conducted at a national level to evaluate the quality of nursing doctoral education. Evaluation of the quality of nursing doctoral education in South Africa from the perspectives of nursing deans, faculty, doctoral students and doctoral graduates, allowed threats to quality to be identified with regards to the program, faculty, resources and evaluation, and strategies to be developed to minimize these threats. This study forms part of an international collaboration to compare the quality of doctoral nursing education among Australia, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Methods: A quantitative and qualitative research design was used along with exploratory, descriptive and contextual research strategies. An e-mail based quality criteria, standards, and indicators (QCSI) survey was distributed to an all inclusive purposive sample of nursing deans, faculty, students and graduates at South African universities which present nursing doctoral education, and semi-structured telephonic interviews were conducted with randomly selected graduates who have completed their studies in the most recent three years. Results: Findings are in the process of analysis and strategies are being developed, which will be discussed. Conclusion: The exploration and description of nursing doctoral education provided baseline data of the quality of nursing doctoral education in South Africa, allowing threats to quality to be identified and strategies to improve the quality of doctoral nursing education in South Africa to be developed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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