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Ph.D in Nursing is a part-time Doctoral Program in Nursing in Chitkara University. The Programme aims to strengthen governance systems so that nurses can assume leadership positions, improve regulation of practice and strengthen the quality of nursing education. Doctoral education in nursing will prepare more qualified nurses who can meet the country’s health and nursing care demands. Doctoral education is to prepare nurse scholars who will contribute both to the development, application & dissemination of evidence-based practice in nursing for enhancing the quality of nursing education, research, and practice and thus contributes to the development of the nation’s health.
Doctoral education builds upon and extends competence acquired at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and emphasizes theory development and research skills. The functions of nurse scholars are to: assume leadership roles in complex healthcare and education systems; develop a theoretical and empirical base for nursing practice in both current and emerging healthcare systems; conduct nursing research and participate in developing healthcare policies. The entire thrust is on the professional development of nurses that could lead to evidence-based practice for clinical effectiveness.
As per the guidelines of the statutory regulatory council i.e. Indian Nursing Council, a candidate for admission to the Ph.D. course in the Faculty of Nursing must possess –