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

Sharon Rees, Karen Ousey, Kenneth Koo, Naseer Ahmad, Frank L. Bowling

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)940-945
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume28
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019

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