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Practical advice to support mid-career doctoral students in nursing: some considerations for academic supervisors

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Jackson, D and Cleary, M, Practical advice to support mid-career doctoral students in nursing: some considerations for academic supervisors, Contemporary Nurse, 38, (1-2) pp. 171-9. ISSN 1037-6178 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5172/conu.2011.38.1-2.171

Abstract

Mid-career students who undertake doctoral studies have often achieved standing and success in their careers and may already hold quite senior leadership positions in the profession. In view of this, mid-career students may struggle with the transition to student, particularly if they have not studied for a number of years and have multiple pressures on their time. Supervisors on the other hand, operate within cultures of performance based indicators, and are under pressure to facilitate timely student completions. While students must take ultimate responsibility for their doctoral work, it is possible for supervisors to identify problems early, and offer practical solutions to assist mid-career students overcome their problems, and facilitate optimal engagement. In this paper we highlight some of the challenges this vulnerable student group can present, and identify some practical strategies supervisors can suggest to assist in the timely and successful completion of doctorate degrees.

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:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Education
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107963
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-01
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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