On Monday morning I had my PhD Defense and it was completely wonderful! For weeks beforehand I prepared diligently, trying to anticipate difficult questions my examiners might ask. I made an exam binder with my whole dissertation in it, Mplus output, copies of my survey booklet, key references, detailed notes that I made as I … Continue reading The Defense
First let me say that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play a valuable role in our health care system. As nurses with clinical expertise from years of experience working with patients and advanced educational training, NPs have a lot to offer patients, healthcare teams, and organizations. NPs are awesome and job opportunities for nurses in this role … Continue reading So you want to be a Nurse Practitioner?
Many doctoral students think that getting published in a top journal and getting tenure are the only things that matter in their career. While I think those things are valuable achievements, I believe that this task-focused approach to doctoral education is dead wrong. Here’s why. 1. Relationship-building is more important than you think. Are outcome-focused … Continue reading Why Tenure isn’t Everything
Choosing your supervisor is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a graduate student. Personally, I have been very fortunate with regards to supervisors. I have worked with excellent scholars who have been supportive and kind, yet pushed and challenged me to learn and improve.As a graduate student, the importance of … Continue reading How to Choose a Supervisor