What nurses should know before undertaking a PhD
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What nurses should know before undertaking a PhD

Sam Humphrey Senior lecturer in learning disability nursing and lead for the undergraduate nursing degree programme, De Montfort University in Leicester

Advice on financial support, the skills you need and the issues to consider when choosing a research topic

I am a senior lecturer in learning disability nursing and in January I started studying for a PhD. This was not a decision I took lightly There was a lot to consider. How long will it take? What subject should I cover? Should I do it full or part-time? What support will I get from my employer? Not to mention the impact on my work-life balance and the financial costs.

Learning Disability Practice. 27, 2, 14-15. doi: 10.7748/ldp.27.2.14.s5

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