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Obtaining higher research degree qualifications: Key strategies to consider


Cleary, M and Happell, B and Walter, G and Hunt, G, Obtaining higher research degree qualifications: Key strategies to consider, Contemporary Nurse, 44, (2) pp. 196-203. ISSN 1037-6178 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5172/conu.2013.44.2.196


The literature describing the experience of nurses undertaking higher studies suggests that many students struggle with the demands of study and other aspects of their lives, such as work and family commitments. The aim of this paper is to encourage higher degree students to develop a strategic approach to their studies in order that they: (1) minimize the extra demands created by additional studies; and (2) make the most of their work as a student to facilitate the development of their careers and establish a track record in doing so. We also provide an overview of relevant issues to consider, including Thesis marking and discuss some of the practicalities to make the most of higher degree opportunities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107479
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-17
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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