Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in Korea: A Focus Group Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156353
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Title:
Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in Korea: A Focus Group Study
Abstract:
Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in Korea: A Focus Group Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kim, Mi Ja, PhD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing
Title:Professor and Dean Emeritus
Co-Authors:Euisook Kim, DNSc, RN; Yang Heui Ahn, PhD, RN, HHCN; Soon-Nyoung Yun, PhD, RN, MPH; Kwang-Ja Lee, PhD, RN, PMHNP and Hyeonkyeong Lee, PhD, RN
[Research Presentation] Background: Korea has 21 nursing doctoral programs, and recent rapid expansion has raised questions about the quality of faculty and resources for quality doctoral education. Aims: This study aimed to describe major strengths and weaknesses in faculty and resources for quality nursing doctoral education in Korea. Methods: Four focus groups were conducted with 4 groups: 10 deans/department heads, 7 faculty members, 7 students, and 6 graduates. The participants were recruited nationally from 14 nursing doctoral programs that represented different regions, both public and private universities, and met the inclusion criteria: current deans and faculty; students who have completed at least 3 semesters of doctoral program; and graduates who have completed the doctoral programs within the past 3 years. Four trained researchers led each group for 2 hours, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of faculty and resources for quality doctoral education. The discussion was tape-recorded, transcribed, and reviewed, and the text was divided into meaning units, coded, and themes were formulated. Each coded transcript was reviewed by 2 researchers for validation and discussed for consensus. Results: Some deans and faculty considered administrative support and appropriate number of faculty as the strengths of the doctoral education, while a majority of participants in the 4 groups thought that the number of faculty, space, and support services for research and student learning were inadequate. Both students and graduates considered faculty support for their research efforts as a strength and considered insufficient financial support for dissertation research as a weakness, whereas their views on faculty's mentoring and access to faculty were mixed. Deans and faculty members viewed inadequate faculty development as a significant weakness. Conclusion: Strengths and weaknesses identified in faculty and resources for quality nursing doctoral education in Korea from the 4 groups' perspectives may be applicable as well to other countries.
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.titleAssessment of the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in Korea: A Focus Group Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156353-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in Korea: A Focus Group Study</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kim, Mi Ja, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Dean Emeritus</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mjkuic@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Euisook Kim, DNSc, RN; Yang Heui Ahn, PhD, RN, HHCN; Soon-Nyoung Yun, PhD, RN, MPH; Kwang-Ja Lee, PhD, RN, PMHNP and Hyeonkyeong Lee, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Korea has 21 nursing doctoral programs, and recent rapid expansion has raised questions about the quality of faculty and resources for quality doctoral education. Aims: This study aimed to describe major strengths and weaknesses in faculty and resources for quality nursing doctoral education in Korea. Methods: Four focus groups were conducted with 4 groups: 10 deans/department heads, 7 faculty members, 7 students, and 6 graduates. The participants were recruited nationally from 14 nursing doctoral programs that represented different regions, both public and private universities, and met the inclusion criteria: current deans and faculty; students who have completed at least 3 semesters of doctoral program; and graduates who have completed the doctoral programs within the past 3 years. Four trained researchers led each group for 2 hours, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of faculty and resources for quality doctoral education. The discussion was tape-recorded, transcribed, and reviewed, and the text was divided into meaning units, coded, and themes were formulated. Each coded transcript was reviewed by 2 researchers for validation and discussed for consensus. Results: Some deans and faculty considered administrative support and appropriate number of faculty as the strengths of the doctoral education, while a majority of participants in the 4 groups thought that the number of faculty, space, and support services for research and student learning were inadequate. Both students and graduates considered faculty support for their research efforts as a strength and considered insufficient financial support for dissertation research as a weakness, whereas their views on faculty's mentoring and access to faculty were mixed. Deans and faculty members viewed inadequate faculty development as a significant weakness. Conclusion: Strengths and weaknesses identified in faculty and resources for quality nursing doctoral education in Korea from the 4 groups' perspectives may be applicable as well to other countries.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:41:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:41:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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