My PhD Journey - Part 1 - page 2

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since I started the epic journey towards a PhD in nursing, as a part-time student who already had a full plate as full time nursing faculty in a... Read More

  1. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Your piece was so well-written and inspiring I actually read the whole thing!
  2. by   interleukin
    The day the nursing profession drops its need for meticulously rendered APA madness for all writing will be the day I reconsider pursuing a PhD.
    Until then, it should suffice that students understand the purpose of formatting. When, and if, an article is accepted for publication then, perhaps, one can consider undertaking this busying task.
  3. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    After reading your post I feel like I could use some IV Zofran because the idea of being in front of a committee of people who are literally trying to tear apart your responses to questions is nauseating (at least for me). But your story is inspiring and some day in the next couple of years I will be going back for my Master's degree (and then hopefully my Doctorate). Thank you for sharing it with us!

  4. by   vbwise2
    I am also pursuing a doctorate, but mine is an EdD (Doctor of Education). I am entering into my 3rd year and hope to complete this degree by Spring, 2012. My congratulations to you for completing the grueling grilling by your dissertation committee. I hope to start my research project this Fall, 2011. Good luck to you! Keep us posted on your doctoral journey.
  5. by   SummerGarden
    vicki, nurses like you are the reason i still consider nursing a profession!! you are a great representation of us!! i read every single word of what you wrote because one day (ten years from now) i hope to be just like you!! thank you for sharing!! i cannot wait to read part 2!
  6. by   Eaglelady
    Vicki I am just awe struck I am currently in my 3rd semester of BSN program and I am 56 yrs old I was thinking how much harder BSN is compared to the ADN but after reading your post all I can say is whoa but you are right even in the BSN my mindset is changing with each and every semester and my writing has improved some much compared to the beginning of the BSN but I wish you the best you are definitely a great mentor for all of us
  7. by   tthor5220
    Salute to you. Dr. Nurse is a pretty rare commodity. Good luck!
  8. by   45whenimdone
    Thank you so much!!!! I am going to puruse my PhD as well and this was definitely an eye opener into what is ahead of me.... I cannot wait!!!
    and congrats!!
  9. by   SE_BSN_RN
    Wow, amazing! I am eagerly finishing my BSN in anticipation to apply for the BSN-DNP program. I love reading all of this stuff!
  10. by   fswilliams1001
    Vicky, thanks for sharing. I have lived every sentiment with you (except candidacy, which I am preparing for now). I echo the comments that your informative, well-written posts are invaluable; and I also look forward to Part 2!!!

    '08 cohort
  11. by   alwayslookingnp
    PLease keep in touch Vickie! I just got accepted into PhD program. Excited but scared!
  12. by   TiffyRN

    Just found this article when searching this forum and it was inspiring. 2-3 years after finishing my ADN I pretty much gave up my ambition to be a nurse educator. Having just finished my BSN (after a nice 20 year break from school) nursing education seemed a completely reasonable objective. After investigating it a little more and reviewing my most favorite/least favorite BSN experiences I started investigating BSN to PhD programs. I'll be taking my GRE in a couple of weeks and planning to submit my applications to at least 2 programs in my State. Your article served to both frighten and excite me.

    Sure would love to see the part 2 you promised!
  13. by   athomas2244
    Hello there!!

    I have just begun an MSN FNP specialty track and I am too considering a PhD. Reading your blog was very inspiring!!! I can't wait for part 2!!