Title

The Journey Through Nursing Doctoral Education: An Inside Story

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Source

Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal

Volume

3

Issue

2

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

Nursing