Innovations in Ph.D. education to prepare nurse scientists for the future.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The University of Pennsylvania sponsored a PhD summit in October 2019 to bring together faculty and leaders in PhD education as well as professional associations in nursing to discuss the state of PhD education. Participants were divided into groups and asked to address specific questions. This paper presents the discussion points and recommendations from the group focusing on innovation in PhD education. Innovations such as team mentoring models, design thinking courses, and structures that support students to progress from BSN through PhD programs are discussed. Recommendations include a need to intentionally structure faculty development earlier in their professorial careers, develop team models of advisement and longitudinal follow-up of alumni graduates form Ph.D. programs to examine the effectiveness of innovations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Broome, ME; Villarruel, AM; Thompson, HJ

Published Date

  • January 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 212 - 215

PubMed ID

  • 33674097

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8481

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-7223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.09.013


  • eng