Title

Expanding horizons: Lonergan's philosophy as a guide to PhD program pedagogy

Publication Date

2018-1

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Medical Education | Nursing

Abstract

Historically, research-focused doctoral programs in nursing have used the apprenticeship model to educate and prepare nurse scientists for research careers. The assumption is that students learn best when paired with a faculty member who is working on the same topic. This model works well when there is a stable workforce, adequate funding streams and sufficient faculty with diverse expertise to capture the enthusiasm and varied topics of incoming doctoral students. However, we believe there are alternative approaches that are worth exploring. We propose an alternative way of preparing students for entry into nursing science. The purpose of this paper is to describe one PhD program's new approach, based on the philosophical premises of Bernard Lonergan, to create a generation of creative, insightful thinkers who expand the horizons of the nursing discipline.

Keywords

Lonergan, Pedagogy, PhD Nursing Education, Philosophy

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.outlook.2017.07.003

Source

Nurs Outlook. 2018 Jan - Feb;66(1):77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Jul 15. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Nursing outlook

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

29291946

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