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NURS 8000 Foundations & Essentials of Doctoral Study in Nursing: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. See the link on the left for library and writing skills assignment support.

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NURS 8000 Required Course Readings

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Campbell-Crofts, S., Field, J., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2013). Ethical considerations for nurses undertaking research with a potentially vulnerable population with chronic kidney disease. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 9(2), 74-79.

Cleary, M., Hunt, G. E., & Jackson, D. (2011). Demystifying PhDs: A review of doctorate programs designed to fulfill the needs of the next generation of nursing professionals. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession, 39(2), 273-280.

Conn, V. S. (2014). Prepare to launch: Optimizing doctoral education to ensure career success. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(1), 3-5. doi:10.1177/0193945913492652

Conn, V. S., Zerwic, J., Rawl, S., Wyman, J. F., Larson, J. L., Anderson, C. M., Fahrenwald, N. L., Benefield, L. E., Cohen, M. Z., Smith, C. E., Topp, R., & Markis, N. E. (2014). Strategies for a successful PhD program: Words of wisdom from the WJNR editorial board. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(1), 6-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945913492144

Currey, J., Considine, J., & Khaw, D. (2011). Clinical nurse research consultant: A clinical and academic role to advance practice and the discipline of nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(10), 2275-2283. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05687.x

Forsyth, D., Wright, T., Scherb, C., & Gaspar, P. (2010). Disseminating evidence-based practice projects: poster design and evaluation. Clinical Scholars Review, 3(1), 14-21.

Fouka, G., & Mantzorou, M. (2011). What are the major ethical issues in conducting research? Is there a conflict between the research ethics and the nature of nursing?. Health Science Journal, 5(1), 3-14.

Michael, M. J. & Clochesy, J. M. (2016). From scientific discovery to health outcomes: A synergistic model of doctoral nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 40, 84-86.

Milton, C. (2010). Nursing ethics and power in position. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(1), 18-21.

Peirce, A., & Smith, J. (2008). The ethics curriculum for Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 24(5), 270-274.

Regan, M., & Pietrobon, R. (2010). A conceptual framework for scientific writing in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(8), 437-43.

Schrems, B. (2013). Mind the gaps in ethical regulations of nursing research. Nursing Ethics, 20(3), 336-347. doi:10.1177/0969733012462051

Sperhac, A. M., & Clinton, P. (2008). Doctorate of nursing practice: Blueprint for excellence. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 22(3), 146-151.

Suhonen, R., Stolt, M., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2013). Older people in long-term care settings as research informants: Ethical challenges. Nursing Ethics, 20(5), 551-567. doi:10.1177/0969733012463722

Waxman, K.T., & Maxworthy, J. (2010). The doctorate of nursing practice degree and the nurse executive: The perfect combination. Nurse Leader, 8(2), 31-33.

Westwood, C. (2010). Six simple steps to ensure you achieve your aims. Nursing Management (Harrow, London, England: 1994), 17(4), 28-29.

White, E. (2012). Challenges that may arise when conducting real-life nursing research. Nurse Researcher, 19(4), 15-20.

Other Readings

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