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Doctoral programs in nursing: philosophy, curricula, and program requirements.

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Ziemer, MM; Brown, J; Fitzpatrick, ML; Manfredi, C; O'Leary, J; Valiga, TM
Published in: Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
January 1992

This study examined the philosophy, curricula, and program requirements of doctoral nursing programs in the United States. Forty-four doctoral nursing programs were solicited by mail and information about doctoral nursing programs was obtained. Of the programs, 31 offer the doctor of philosophy degree, 11 the doctor of nursing science degree, and 1 the doctor of education degree. Program philosophies could not be distinguished from one another. Eighteen doctoral programs offered advanced clinical courses and 22 programs focused on role preparation; 16 offered both clinical and role preparation. There was much variation in credit requirements, but the standard program was 60 credits in length, with 48 credits in nursing and 12 credits in cognates and electives. Approximately half the required credits focused on research. The similarity in the curricula of doctoral programs is striking. Discipline-specific values may be strong and account for the congruence in the types of curricula found in this study. Continued focus on research preparation, with varying degrees of emphasis on clinical or role development, is expected. The dominance of the doctoral degree as the terminal degree for nursing is likely to continue.

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Published In

Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

DOI

EISSN

1532-8481

ISSN

8755-7223

Publication Date

January 1992

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start / End Page

56 / 62

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • School Admission Criteria
  • Philosophy, Nursing
  • Organizational Policy
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Nursing
  • Humans
  • Education, Nursing, Graduate
  • Curriculum
  • 1110 Nursing
 

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Ziemer, M. M., Brown, J., Fitzpatrick, M. L., Manfredi, C., O’Leary, J., & Valiga, T. M. (1992). Doctoral programs in nursing: philosophy, curricula, and program requirements. Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 8(1), 56–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/8755-7223(92)90118-i
Ziemer, M. M., J. Brown, M. L. Fitzpatrick, C. Manfredi, J. O’Leary, and T. M. Valiga. “Doctoral programs in nursing: philosophy, curricula, and program requirements.Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 8, no. 1 (January 1992): 56–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/8755-7223(92)90118-i.
Ziemer MM, Brown J, Fitzpatrick ML, Manfredi C, O’Leary J, Valiga TM. Doctoral programs in nursing: philosophy, curricula, and program requirements. Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 1992 Jan;8(1):56–62.
Ziemer, M. M., et al. “Doctoral programs in nursing: philosophy, curricula, and program requirements.Journal of Professional Nursing : Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 1992, pp. 56–62. Epmc, doi:10.1016/8755-7223(92)90118-i.
Ziemer MM, Brown J, Fitzpatrick ML, Manfredi C, O’Leary J, Valiga TM. Doctoral programs in nursing: philosophy, curricula, and program requirements. Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 1992 Jan;8(1):56–62.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

DOI

EISSN

1532-8481

ISSN

8755-7223

Publication Date

January 1992

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start / End Page

56 / 62

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • School Admission Criteria
  • Philosophy, Nursing
  • Organizational Policy
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Nursing
  • Humans
  • Education, Nursing, Graduate
  • Curriculum
  • 1110 Nursing