Curricula of doctoral programs in nursing.
Each doctoral program possesses unique features that reflect the special characteristics of the faculty, the environment, and the students of its respective institution. This study focused more narrowly on the formalized structure of programs of study available in printed literature which does not fully capture the richness of doctoral education. While most doctoral programs in this country appear to possess curricular elements of quality previously identified by AACN with respect to curricular issues in the areas of research, theory construction, and philosophy, there was much more variation in the curricular content focusing on areas of substantive nursing knowledge, and data management, tools, and technology.
Ziemer, MM; Fitzpatrick, ML; Valiga, T; Manfredi, C; Brown, J
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