An Early Entry PhD Option: Expanding Academic Leadership Capacity

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308122
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Early Entry PhD Option: Expanding Academic Leadership Capacity
Author(s):
Nehls, Nadine M; Barber, Gale; Vogt, Christy M
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Eta
Author Details:
Nadine M Nehls, PhD, RN, nmnehls@wisc.edu; Gale Barber, MA; Christy M Vogt, BS
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purpose:  This presentation describes an innovative approach to expanding the number of PhD prepared nurses.  At the University of Wisconsin-Madison an Early Entry PhD Option is available to pre-nursing students and students beginning the nursing major. In 2011, this program received the American Associations of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award.  The option is designed to identify and matriculate undergraduate students who are interested in academic research careers in nursing.  A key component of the Early Entry PhD Option is early and intensive research training with an established nurse faculty researcher.

Method:  The program is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation.  It was selected as one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Projects.  The evaluation includes individual interviews and review of secondary data; the primary analytic techniques are qualitative content analyses, descriptive statistics, and generalized linear modeling.  This presentation will focus on the descriptive content analyses of individual interviews with Early Entry PhD students and graduates.      

Results:  The results have been categorized into four general areas: career decision-making about selecting nursing as a profession, challenges and facilitators of PhD education, anticipated career plans post PhD, and recommendations to increase PhD enrollment in nursing.  Interview data and interpretations pertinent to each of these categories will be presented.

Conclusion:  Early entrance to PhD study is a successful approach toward increasing the number of PhD prepared nurses, and graduating people with a longer career trajectory in which to make significant contributions to the discipline.  It is critical that PhD education in nursing be revised and expanded.  A strategy worthy of replication is the pre-baccalaureate entry to the PhD.

Keywords:
nursing faculty; academic leadership; nursing education
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Early Entry PhD Option: Expanding Academic Leadership Capacityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNehls, Nadine Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Galeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVogt, Christy Men_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsNadine M Nehls, PhD, RN, nmnehls@wisc.edu; Gale Barber, MA; Christy M Vogt, BSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308122-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><p>Purpose:  This presentation describes an innovative approach to expanding the number of PhD prepared nurses.  At the University of Wisconsin-Madison an Early Entry PhD Option is available to pre-nursing students and students beginning the nursing major. In 2011, this program received the American Associations of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award.  The option is designed to identify and matriculate undergraduate students who are interested in academic research careers in nursing.  A key component of the Early Entry PhD Option is early and intensive research training with an established nurse faculty researcher. <p>Method:  The program is undergoing a comprehensive evaluation.  It was selected as one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Projects.  The evaluation includes individual interviews and review of secondary data; the primary analytic techniques are qualitative content analyses, descriptive statistics, and generalized linear modeling.  This presentation will focus on the descriptive content analyses of individual interviews with Early Entry PhD students and graduates.       <p>Results:  The results have been categorized into four general areas: career decision-making about selecting nursing as a profession, challenges and facilitators of PhD education, anticipated career plans post PhD, and recommendations to increase PhD enrollment in nursing.  Interview data and interpretations pertinent to each of these categories will be presented. <p>Conclusion:  Early entrance to PhD study is a successful approach toward increasing the number of PhD prepared nurses, and graduating people with a longer career trajectory in which to make significant contributions to the discipline.  It is critical that PhD education in nursing be revised and expanded.  A strategy worthy of replication is the pre-baccalaureate entry to the PhD.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing facultyen_GB
dc.subjectacademic leadershipen_GB
dc.subjectnursing educationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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