Opportunities and Challenges to Research Doctoral Education in Nursing for 2030?
Address - where are we going - futurist vision
- What are the main issues of the future (what is the ‘preferred’ ratio of PhDs to DNPs)
- Following up on key issues raised in opening panel of 2019 conference
Metrics for Assessing Research Doctoral Education
- What do we know and what do we need to know (should align with keynote)
- Metrics should include what we need in our profession as well as patterns of other professions
- How do we know when we have achieved the outcomes that we aim to achieve - depends on the value proposition for each school but there may be some commonalities.
- What are the successful outcomes for PhD nurses in areas other than academia
- In PhD programs that do not have faculty actively engaged in research - they are ‘teaching it but not doing it’ - what does this mean for student outcomes and expectations
Energizing and Creating Faculty Champions for Research Doctoral Programs
- Addressing comments from 2019 conference - how can faculty be the reason students want to pursue a PhD and an academic career
- Strategies to motivate BSN students to pursue a career as a nurse scientist
- Knowing what is important to do
- Recruiting via modeling the positive aspects of academic career
Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders of Research Doctoral Programs
- Some disagreement/lack of clarity on this topic - needs more discussion by committee
- Consider the following topics:
- Leaders of nursing science education - preparing PhD students to become Deans or leaders of doctoral programs;
- Building skills and experience in research track faculty who can grow into leaders of programs
- Various approaches Deans use to build research faculty to advance doctoral education
- What kinds of leadership positions do graduates of research focused doctoral programs take?
- Moving nursing practice with leaders prepared with research doctorates
- Interprofessional and team science leaders - leadership positions in team science