Over the past hundred years the nursing role has evolved to become high profile professional discipline in which evidence-based practice has become increasingly important both for nurses and for their patients. More recently, this has resulted in a large increase in the number of nurses wishing to increase their knowledge base and studying for doctorates. Until now, however, there has been no text specifically related to doctoral education in nursing or midwifery context - Doctoral Education in Nursing fills that gap. This book takes a truly international approach to examining best practice in doctoral education, to which over 28 international scholars have contributed. It coveris the following topics and more: * 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 will rapidly become an indispensable source of reference for doctoral students and their mentors, wherever they are pursuing their research.
Shake 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.