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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157569
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a PhD Program Through National and International Networking
Abstract:
Developing a PhD Program Through National and International Networking
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Nabolsi, Manar, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Jordan, Faculty of Nursing
Title:Vice Dean
Contact Address:University of Jordan Faculty of Nursing, Amman, 11942, Jordan
Contact Telephone:962-6-535-5500 ex 23110
Co-Authors:A. Elaine Bond, DNSc, APRN, CCRN, Vice Dean; Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, DNSc, APRN, CCRN, Director PhD Program; Inaam A. Khalaf, RN, PhD, Dean and Associate Professor
Background & Significance: Faculty at the University of Jordan began discussing a PhD program in 2000. They held a Round Table Discussion with international colleagues at the 5th International Nursing Conference, held in Amman in 2001. That discussion helped provide impetus to initiate a model of networking and collaboration to bring the idea to fruition. However, in 2001, there were only two nursing associate professors, and no nursing professors at the University of Jordan. Therefore, based on the regulations and standards of the University of Jordan, beginning a program at that time was not feasible. Nevertheless, faculty members were determined to implement change. Plan Development: International and national networking identified key elements for a PhD program. A curriculum was developed; The University of Jordan's Dean's Council, the Council of Higher Education, and the Graduate Studies Council gave approval for initiation of the program; Memorandums of Understanding were signed with six international universities; International faculty, both Fulbright Scholars and faculty members from the Memorandums of Understanding Universities, agreed to help teach doctoral courses. Due to limitations in adequate numbers of University of Jordan faculty members, it was obvious that the program needed to be a national program. Nursing faculty members throughout the country completed research projects and published their results to be promoted. Of course there were challenges, including logistical concerns, sustainability, cultural differences, differing paradigms, and expectations. Many challenges have been overcome, while many continue to be addressed. Conclusion: Four years of efforts, with continual networking among national and international colleagues, laid the groundwork for the program to begin in the Fall of 2005. Additional work needs to be done to sustain the program, and to provide leadership for national faculty members to advise students and to chair dissertation committees.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a PhD Program Through National and International Networkingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157569-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing a PhD Program Through National and International Networking</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nabolsi, Manar, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Jordan, Faculty of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Vice Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">University of Jordan Faculty of Nursing, Amman, 11942, Jordan</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">962-6-535-5500 ex 23110</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">manarn@ju.edu.jo</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Elaine Bond, DNSc, APRN, CCRN, Vice Dean; Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, DNSc, APRN, CCRN, Director PhD Program; Inaam A. Khalaf, RN, PhD, Dean and Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background &amp; Significance: Faculty at the University of Jordan began discussing a PhD program in 2000. They held a Round Table Discussion with international colleagues at the 5th International Nursing Conference, held in Amman in 2001. That discussion helped provide impetus to initiate a model of networking and collaboration to bring the idea to fruition. However, in 2001, there were only two nursing associate professors, and no nursing professors at the University of Jordan. Therefore, based on the regulations and standards of the University of Jordan, beginning a program at that time was not feasible. Nevertheless, faculty members were determined to implement change. Plan Development: International and national networking identified key elements for a PhD program. A curriculum was developed; The University of Jordan's Dean's Council, the Council of Higher Education, and the Graduate Studies Council gave approval for initiation of the program; Memorandums of Understanding were signed with six international universities; International faculty, both Fulbright Scholars and faculty members from the Memorandums of Understanding Universities, agreed to help teach doctoral courses. Due to limitations in adequate numbers of University of Jordan faculty members, it was obvious that the program needed to be a national program. Nursing faculty members throughout the country completed research projects and published their results to be promoted. Of course there were challenges, including logistical concerns, sustainability, cultural differences, differing paradigms, and expectations. Many challenges have been overcome, while many continue to be addressed. Conclusion: Four years of efforts, with continual networking among national and international colleagues, laid the groundwork for the program to begin in the Fall of 2005. Additional work needs to be done to sustain the program, and to provide leadership for national faculty members to advise students and to chair dissertation committees.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:59:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:59:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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