Are all doctorates equal or are some "more equal than others"? An examination of which ones should be offered by schools of nursing

Kirkman, Sandy, Thompson, David R., Watson, Roger and Stewart, Simon (2007) Are all doctorates equal or are some "more equal than others"? An examination of which ones should be offered by schools of nursing. Nurse Education in Practice, 7 2: 61-66. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2006.06.006


Author Kirkman, Sandy
Thompson, David R.
Watson, Roger
Stewart, Simon
Title Are all doctorates equal or are some "more equal than others"? An examination of which ones should be offered by schools of nursing
Journal name Nurse Education in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5953
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2006.06.006
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 61
End page 66
Total pages 6
Editor K. Holland
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
321199 Nursing not elsewhere classified
330106 Comparative Education
740301 Higher education
730302 Nursing
Abstract Summary This paper examines the typical and varying routes to doctoral degrees in the UK and other developed countries. It raises the important question of whether university schools of nursing should offer a whole range of options with the potential for sub-optimal higher degree training and therefore “mediocre” academics, or resist the “path of least resistance” and offer more limited pathways that ensure that only the highest quality training and candidates are associated with what should be the pinnacle of the profession. As such, it seeks to clarify which of the commonly offered routes to doctoral degrees might be most suited to the academic integrity and value of the profession to our patients and the health care system.
Keyword Doctorates
Nursing
Schools
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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