Saturday, July 24, 2004: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Special Session: Quality in Doctoral Education

Learning Objective #1: Discuss a number of models for international collaboration
Learning Objective #2: Understand the main quality indicators that underpin doctoral education and have an in-depth appreciation of mentorship/supervision
The purpose of this joint presentations is to introduce INDEN to doctoral educators, doctoral students and interested delegates attending the Sigma Theta Tau International Conference and to discuss international collaborative opportunities. Speakers and discussants include Dr. Hugh McKenna, Treasurer of INDEN and Head of School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Dr. Callista Roy, Main Board member of INDEN and Professor at Boston College USA, Dr. Morag Gray, Board Member and Reader in nursing at Napier University Edinburgh. Dr. McKenna will provide an overview of the mission of INDEN and its work and summarize a number of models for international collaboration. Dr. Roy will outline the INDEN Mentorship/supervision Project, and Dr. Gray will discuss international quality indicators for doctoral education. The Internatioanl Network for Doctoral Education came about as a result of felt need by international colleagues, expressed during a U.S. Doctoral education conference, held by the University of Michigan in 1995. Further meetings were held preceding ICN in Vancouver -- 1997, London, 1999 during its informal phase. However, the group was formalized in 2000, with bylaws and membership. Its aim is to advance and promote high quality doctoral education in nursing through national/international collabroation. INDEN membership now stands at 170, with 24 of the 30 countries represented. Nearly 30 percent of membership comprised of doctoral students and the work understaken is in two categories: a) Organizational and creation of infrastructure to be able to carry out our work b) Substantive work related to the objectives and goals of INDEN.
Organizer:Hugh McKenna, RMN, RGN, FFN, RCSI, FEANS, PhD
Presenters:Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Morag A. Gray, PhD, MN, Dip, CNE, CertEd, ILTM

15th International Nursing Research Congress
Sigma Theta Tau International
July 22-24, 2004