My PhD Journey - Part 1 - page 3

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   vinsmuffin
    Hi VickyRN,

    I read the blog on your PhD journey, such a beautiful write up, realistic and detailed. I searched for part 2 of it and could not find it. Is it because you are still working on it, or is it because I am not looking hard enough? Please share the link with me if you did publish it.

    I appreciate you taking time to write your experiences, I am currently in my PMHNP program and am doing my search for a PhD program that would be a good fit for me.

    I am willing to relocate to find the best fit. I don't want a major city as Manhattan, Seattle or SF, but a smaller city as Philly or Baltimore would be great for me an family. Hence would love to look into John Hopkins or UPenn, I know I am being ambitious here, but I have learned to dream big to achieve what I have so far achieved.

    I would like to find a program with nurse scientist/research focus, I know there are a few programs that are educator focus, that is really not my interest, even though I understand I would have have educator skills through the process (but not the primary focus for me). I understand the importance of having the in person contact with your cohort and professors, hence I have almost ruled out online programs except MUSC and UT Denton, which I have heard good reviews about.

    I will continue to look for programs with faculty with mental health focus specifically child and adolescent mental health (Johns Hopkins post doc fellowship in child and adolescent mental health research hence looks great for that).

    I am sure you did your fair share of research on best programs available. Hence if you have any gems you could to share, I would highly appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance and I highly appreciate you taking time to help other in this wonderful journey of caring that we are all in!

    Lakshmi Nair