Student Learning Outcomes of the PhD Graduate

Themes & Roles Characteristics & Expected Outcomes
Research & Knowledge Development
  • Select approaches for beginning theory development
  • Conduct original research
  • Critique and integrate different scientific perspectives in the conduct of original research
  • Lead interdisciplinary research teams and participate in team science
  • Understand the evolving roles and responsibilities of a nurse scholar
  • Assume leadership in the conduct of culturally and linguistically appropriate scholarship
  • Lead in advancing the discipline through scholarly contributions and science in the global community
  • Provide career and research mentorship to others
  • Communicate research through publications and presentations for professional, interdisciplinary, and lay audiences
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge and theory relevant to health care policy
  • Understand the influence of politics and policy on knowledge generation
  • Appreciate the history and philosophy of science
  • Understand the evolving nature of the nursing discipline
  • Utilize professional and research ethics and judgment in the conduct of research
Substantive Area of Specialization
  • Demonstrate mastery of in-depth knowledge in a substantive area