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The Journey Through Nursing Doctoral Education: An Inside Story
Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal
  • Nila Reimer, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Inclusive pages
1-7
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Abstract

Students who gain new knowledge by integrating scholarliness and stewardship for the nursing profession possess key ambitions for succeeding in nursing doctoral education. In this narrative inquiry, a student reflects on themes of scholarly integration, intellectual community, and stewardship that are embedded in the values and attitudes evidenced in the culture of a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing program. The doctoral student’s personal reflection demonstrates professional growth during the experience of nursing doctoral education. This inquiry provides guidance for other students as they embark on their journey toward scholarly development and stewardship during their doctoral education experience.

Keywords
  • Doctoral studies,
  • nursing,
  • narrative inquiry,
  • attitudes,
  • professional growth
Disciplines
Citation Information
Nila Reimer. "The Journey Through Nursing Doctoral Education: An Inside Story" Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nila_reimer/12/