Focus on…Nurses Week

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: David Foley, PhD, MSN, RN, MPA

On a hot summer evening during my recent postdoctoral dream cruise, I was preparing to relax and enjoy a show in the beautiful lounge when, above the excitement and din, I heard the unmistakable sound of a human body hitting the marble floor. In fact, the dull thud of a . . .

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Nancy Bellucci, PhD, RN, CNOR

Key takeaways

About half of all nurses in PhD programs don’t complete their education.
Support and proper scheduling can help nurses persist in the completion of their PhD.

 
High attrition rates for doctoral nursing students (reported to be as much as 50%) in the face of an increasing . . .