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Questions and information related to graduate education in nursing: selecting a Master's (MSN) and doctoral (PhD, DNP, DSN, ND, DNS, DNSc) program, choosing a concentration, financing, and more. For school reviews, scholarships, or nursing programs please visit Accredited Nursing Schools. Want to submit a research request?

My PhD Journey - Part 1
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My PhD Journey - Part 1

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...

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MSN, DNP, or PhD -- Which is right for you?
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MSN, DNP, or PhD -- Which is right for you?

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) First, we will start with the Master of Science in Nursing degree. Students who want to start their graduate studies in an MSN...

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Help Me Understand! UCD Grad Student Reflections

I need the help of my fellow nurses to unravel a problem that I am struggling with in our profession. This may be unique to my working world, but I suspect it's...

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A difficult learning experience

During this past semester, I took a graduate-level nursing theory course as part of my MSN program. "Piece of cake," I told myself; I believed it would be easy....

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The Dreaded Research Paper - Pointers for Success

First of all, prepare the "shell" of your paper per whatever style your program requires (usually APA or MLA). My college, like most nursing programs, uses APA....

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Participant Recruitment: How do I access a list of registered nurses?
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Participant Recruitment: How do I access a list of registered nurses?

When I embarked on my PhD journey, I had many grandiose ideas on where to go and what to do with my research study. Many educators along the way kept reminding me...

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Academic Nursing Research Requests
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Academic Nursing Research Requests is an excellent platform for nurses of all backgrounds and levels of work experience to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions regarding patient care...

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Recipe for a Dissertation

Now that I have passed the doctoral candidacy exam, it is time for me to start the dissertation process. The candidacy milestone formally marks the start of the...

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Having a Master's Degree in Nursing: A New Option for New Nurses

Last year, I was able to meet a reviewer who graduated just a year ahead of me. I was really amazed at the way he taught his students. I am a big fan of nursing...

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Personal Mission Statement

Insanity has been defined as "doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results." if you are not seeing the personal outcomes you want,...

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