Quote from juan de la cruz
Not being a UCSF insider (just a clinician in their medical center)...I still managed to find the story behind the change and it is available in the public domain thanks to google. It's a good read if you care to know:
Interesting read, but I'm still skeptical -- if the DNS students truly did meet all the academic/scholarly requirements of a PhD in the first place, why were they willing to, basically, get ripped off by the university in the first place, and why didn't the school just award them PhDs in the first place? The whole point, as it's been explained to me numerous times over the years in various places, of the "other" nursing doctorates (that focus on scholarship/research but aren't PhDs) is that those programs didn't
(don't) meet the full requirements for PhDs -- if they did, they'd be PhDs ...
But, not trying to argue with you about it -- I realize it really has nothing to do with either of the two of us!