1st Edition

Doctoral Education in Nursing
International Perspectives

ISBN 9780415319003
Published December 15, 2004 by Routledge
264 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

An international team of contributors examine best practice in doctoral education, covering key topics including:

  • what doctoral study in nursing involves
  • the roles of the student, the supervisor, the awarding institution
  • the doctoral process
  • quality monitoring
  • funding for doctoral education and research
  • models of international exchange
  • postdoctoral study.

This book is an indispensable source of reference for doctoral students and their mentors, wherever they are pursuing their research.

Table of Contents

Part One 1. The Substance of Doctoral Education 2. Future Directions in Knowledge Development and Doctoral Education in Nursing 3. Doctoral Education for Transformational Leadership in a Global Context 4. Re-Envisioning the PhD Project: Implications for the Preparation of Future Faculty in Nursing 5. Doctoral Education in Nursing: Opportunities and Dynamics in the Marketplace 6. Faculty Shortages in Doctoral Nursing Programmes Part Two 7. The Doctoral Process: From Idea to Award 8. Role of the Supervisor / Mentor 9. Quality Monitoring and Quality Criteria for Doctoral Programmes: A Global Perspective 10. Emergent Forms of Doctoral Education 11. Models of International Exchange for Doctoral Students and Faculty 12. Postdoctoral Study: Bridging the Gap to Independent Scientist 13. Funding for Doctoral Study and Research

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Shaké Ketefian is Professor and Director of International Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She has published widely in ethical practice and ethical decision making, and on doctoral education, within the United States and internationally. She served as the director of doctoral and postdoctoral programmes at her institution for 17 years, and is currently the Chairperson of the International Newtwork for Doctoral Education in Nursing.

Hugh P. McKenna is Head of the School of Nursing at the University of Ulster. He has published widely on doctoral education in nursing. He is also Treasurer of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing and has been awarded a number of international honours including a Fellowship of the European Academy of Nursing Science and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing.


'This is an excellent resource for doctoral students and their mentors.' - Nursing Standard