The debate on the knowledge product developed in nursing doctorates and the assignment of the PhD to a modernist endeavor in the creation of the contrasting position
Cashin, A 2018, 'The debate on the knowledge product developed in nursing doctorates andthe assignment of the PhD to a modernist endeavor in the creation of the contrasting position', Nurse Education in Practice, vol. 31, pp. 101-103.
Both PhDs and Professional Doctorates are now common in many countries as alternate doctoral education products. The cohesion of the discourse to this point used to distinguish the products, while holding together superficially on closer examination collapses. It is time to engage in debate to critically consider how the products differ to allow the decision of consumers of what best fits with chosen career trajectories for nurses.