Is Doctoral Education right for you? Is there an advanced degree in your future? Many nurses and nursing students struggle to answer these questions. In our experience of advising, admitting and supporting doctoral students, we have found that many students face challenges during their program because they may have not asked themselves some critical questions about themselves, their personal situations, and their choice of graduate study. These questions may guide you towards assessing your situation and making informed choices about your future educational plans so that you can make all the right choices.
The following questions are intended to guide your self-assessment about your path to a doctoral degree in nursing.