Exploring Nontraditional Options for PhD Qualifying Examinations and Dissertations

2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

Webinar Description

Nationwide, many PhD programs are considering non-traditional options for qualifying examinations and dissertations. This webinar examines two nontraditional options and experience gained from their implementation. During the webinar a former PhD student will share her personal experiences related to her nontraditional manuscript-based dissertation. At the end of the webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with these nontraditional options.


  • Discuss examples of nontraditional qualifying examinations and dissertation options
  • Describe implementing the nontraditional manuscript option from a PhD student perspective

Pricing and CE Credit

This webinar is free and open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff, and students.
Continuing Education Credits:

Eligible attendees may receive one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Washington, DC

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