Monday, 22 July 2013: 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Description/Overview: Purpose: This symposium presents the findings of seven countries on the quality of nursing doctoral education (QNDE) from the perspectives of faculty and students/graduates on the program, faculty, resource, and evaluation domains of the quality; and analysis of salient issues related to QNDE. Methods for the Symposium: An overview/introduction of the study will be presented by the principal investigator (PI) followed by country-PIs with combined findings of three groups of countries: Australia and South Africa; Japan and United Kingdom; and Korea, Thailand, and United States of America. Major issues and trends of nursing doctoral education in each country will be discussed. Strategies to address common problems will be explored. Methods for the Study: Seven countries participated in the cross sectional questionnaire survey by either paper or on-line. Results: A total of 98 deans/schools, 414 faculties, 1,149 students/graduates responded from seven countries. No significant difference was found between faculty and student/graduate groups in all domains except for program domain. Program and resource were identified as the most important domains of QNDE, as was a supportive environment for studentsí learning. Major common issues were shortages of qualified faculty, financial resources, and infrastructures. Conclusion: Global strategies are needed to strengthen the program and resources for nursing doctoral education. Colleagues from these seven countries and others need to collaborate and develop recommendations for their respective government and funding agencies to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty, and strengthen financial resource and infrastructure for high quality doctoral education in nursing.
Learner Objective #1: The learner will be able to: describe and discuss four domains that characterize the quality of nursing doctoral education (QNDE)
Learner Objective #2: The learner will be able to: analyze issues related to QNDE in seven countries
Organizers: Mi Ja Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Moderators: Dorette Sugg Welk, PhD, RN, Faculty Emeritus, Department of Nursing, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
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