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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164212
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Puzzled about PhD Programs? Practical Advice for Prospective Students
Author(s):
McCabe, Pamela J.
Author Details:
Pamela J. McCabe, MS, RN, CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: This presentation will provide clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) considering doctoral education at the PhD or DNSc level with information about research-focused doctoral programs and issues to consider in selecting and applying to a doctoral program. Significance: Programs offering the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) grant professional practice degrees to CNSs who wish to focus on application and utilization of existing knowledge. However, there is also a critical need for CNSs to be educated at the PhD level to assume the role of independent researcher to generate knowledge that will improve healthcare safety and quality. Background/Design: Rationale: CNSs who desire to function as researchers seek education from research-focused programs that grant PhD or DNSc degrees rather than the DNP. There are many options for research-focused doctoral education but, finding the best match for the CNS's personal and professional goals can be a challenge. Selection of the optimal program requires a thorough exploration of the varied characteristics of the program, its faculty and an evaluation of the program's fit with personal and professional values and goals. Methods: This session will provide a brief history the evolution of doctoral education in nursing followed by an overview of the characteristics of research-focused doctoral programs. Challenges and opportunities associated with nontraditional classroom settings will be discussed. Factors to consider and activities to undertake to explore the program fit with personal and professional values, goals and learning styles will be reviewed. Common requirements of the application process will be presented. Resources for information and consultation will be shared. Findings: Knowledge of the characteristics of research-focused doctoral programs, factors to consider and activities to undertake in exploring doctoral programs will assist CNSs to choose a doctoral program to fit their personal and professional goals and values. Conclusions: PhD or DNSc education is an option for CNSs who wish to prepare for a research role. Prospective students are advised to avail themselves of multiple sources of information to help them select a program to match their values, goals and learning style. Implications for Practice: Selection of the optimal educational program will promote successful preparation for the researcher role.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePuzzled about PhD Programs? Practical Advice for Prospective Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Pamela J.en_US
dc.author.detailsPamela J. McCabe, MS, RN, CNS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164212-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This presentation will provide clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) considering doctoral education at the PhD or DNSc level with information about research-focused doctoral programs and issues to consider in selecting and applying to a doctoral program. Significance: Programs offering the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) grant professional practice degrees to CNSs who wish to focus on application and utilization of existing knowledge. However, there is also a critical need for CNSs to be educated at the PhD level to assume the role of independent researcher to generate knowledge that will improve healthcare safety and quality. Background/Design: Rationale: CNSs who desire to function as researchers seek education from research-focused programs that grant PhD or DNSc degrees rather than the DNP. There are many options for research-focused doctoral education but, finding the best match for the CNS's personal and professional goals can be a challenge. Selection of the optimal program requires a thorough exploration of the varied characteristics of the program, its faculty and an evaluation of the program's fit with personal and professional values and goals. Methods: This session will provide a brief history the evolution of doctoral education in nursing followed by an overview of the characteristics of research-focused doctoral programs. Challenges and opportunities associated with nontraditional classroom settings will be discussed. Factors to consider and activities to undertake to explore the program fit with personal and professional values, goals and learning styles will be reviewed. Common requirements of the application process will be presented. Resources for information and consultation will be shared. Findings: Knowledge of the characteristics of research-focused doctoral programs, factors to consider and activities to undertake in exploring doctoral programs will assist CNSs to choose a doctoral program to fit their personal and professional goals and values. Conclusions: PhD or DNSc education is an option for CNSs who wish to prepare for a research role. Prospective students are advised to avail themselves of multiple sources of information to help them select a program to match their values, goals and learning style. Implications for Practice: Selection of the optimal educational program will promote successful preparation for the researcher role.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:07Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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