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PhD, DNSc, ND: the ABCs of nursing doctoral degrees.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
0730-4625
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
2
Pages
89–96
Identifiers
PMID: 15827432
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Doctorally prepared nurses are the nursing profession's voice for the future. Currently, there is an urgent demand for these advanced nurses to move into positions of leadership in both clinical and nonclinical settings. The purpose of this article is to investigate the various nursing doctoral degrees, including the history of doctoral education in nursing and variances in terminal nursing degrees. Recommendations for choosing a doctoral program are proposed and the vital need for the encouragement and support of nurses interested in pursuing doctoral studies is discussed.

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