Higher degrees in nursing: traditional research PhD or professional doctorate?

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Rees, S., Ousey, K., Koo, K., Ahmad, N. and Bowling, F. (2019). Higher degrees in nursing: traditional research PhD or professional doctorate? British Journal of Nursing. 28 (14), pp. 940-945. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.940
AuthorsRees, S., Ousey, K., Koo, K., Ahmad, N. and Bowling, F.
Abstract

Doctoral-level study is increasingly popular for clinicians who wish to advance their clinical, research and academic career pathways. A range of alternatives to the traditional PhD are now well-established. This article aims to outline the different approaches and discuss some advantages and drawbacks of doctoral-level postgraduate study. By comparing the various doctoral programmes, the authors seek to clarify the issues for clinicians who may wish to embark on a future doctorate. Primary clinical or medical degrees are not discussed.

Year2019
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Journal citation28 (14), pp. 940-945
PublisherMark Allen Publishing Ltd.
ISSN0142-0372
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.940
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Online26 Jul 2019
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Accepted30 May 2019
Deposited11 Sep 2019
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