PhD Program in Nursing GENERAL OBJECTIVE. Specific objectives:

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PhD Program in Nursing

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The major purpose of this PhD program is to prepare PhD nursing scholars with

expertise in selected substantive areas, where nurse scientists will contribute to

innovative and effective ways to study nursing care, disease prevention & health

promotion, improve nursing education system and promote research, at all levels of

health care delivery.

Specific objectives:

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To prepare a competent independent, mature and all round nurse researcher who

will pursue an academic or clinical career.

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To encourage development of creativity, analytical thinking, critical analysis and

innovative problem solving.

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To make significant intellectual contribution to the body of knowledge in the field

of nursing and provide innovative solution to the day to day problems faced by

nurses in their professional careers.

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To prepare scholars who will evaluate critically the research studies in order to

assess the quality and applicability of research findings in handling the patient

care management problems.

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Participate in Inter-sectoral approaches and utilize the recent technology and

standards in prevention of disease & promotion of health.

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SYLLABUS FOR ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Ph. D. Programme in Nursing

Note: Major four subjects have been included for preparing entrance test for PhD in nursing.

Weightage given to each subject is equal for all i.e. 25 marks for each. List of reference books is given at the end of each subject.

SUBJECT 1: FOUNDATION OF NURSING & ADVANCE NURSING

Topics:

 Philosophy of Nursing & Nursing practice

 Brief History of development of nursing profession

 Concepts essential for professional nursing  Quality assurance & quality control in nursing

 Nightingale’s Theory, Henderson’s Theory, Roger’s Theory, Peplau’s Theory, Abdella’s Theory,

Orem’s Theory, Johnson’s Theory, Neuman’s Theory, Roy’s adaptation Theory, King’s Theory, Health Belief Model

 Theory development process

 Health care delivery system- National, State, District and local level-in brief  Critical thinking in nursing

 Technology for nurses and patients to improve care

 Evidence based nursing practice

 Trends in nursing, futuristic nursing REFERENCES:

1) Julia B. George, 2011, Nursing Theories, Sixth ed., Pub. Pearson

2) Merilyn E. Parker, 2007, Nursing Theories & Nursing. Practice Second ed., Pub. Jaypee 3) Ruth F. craven, 2009, Fundamentals of Nursing (human health & function), 6th ed.Pub.

Lippincott

4) Anne m. Barker, 2010, Advanced Practice Nursing First ed. Pub. John & Bartlett 5) TNAI, 2001, History and Trends in India, Pub. TNAI

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7) Barbara Kozier, 2009, Fundamentals of Nursing, Eight ed., Pub. Pearson 8) Potter & Perry, 2009, Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh ed., Pub. Elsevier

9) TNAI, 2009, Fundamentals of Nursing (Manual), Pub. TNAI

SUBJECT 2: RESEARCH Topics:

 Overview of research process.

 Conceptualizing research study- research question, research problem & paradigms, research hypotheses.

 Review literature – Importance, purposes, sources.

 Developing a conceptual context. Theories & conceptual models.

 Designing Quantitative studies.

 Enhancing rigor in Qualitative research. Research approach and design.

 Designing ethical research

 Sampling – probability & non probability sampling, sampling techniques, sample size, probability and sampling error.

 Tools & methods of data collection – Types, validity , reliability of tools, procedure for data collection

 Analysis and interpretation of data – quantitative & qualitative ,data presentation, statistical analysis,

 Reporting and utilizing research findings- communication of research result.  Critical analysis of research reports and articles.

 Principles of Statistics and applicability of different statistical packages REFERENCES:

1. Denise F Polit & Bernarlette P. Hungler, Nursing research Principles & Methods, 6th ed.,

Lippincott.

2. Denies F. Polit & Cheryl Tatano Beck, 2006. Nursing Research: Principles & Methods, 7th edition.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

3. Suresh K Sharma, 2011, Nursing Research & Statistics, Elsevier

4. Rose Marie Nieswiademy, 2009, Foundation of Nursing Research, 5th ed., Pearson

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6. Nancy Burns & Susan K. Grove, Understanding Nursing research 2nd edition ,Elsevier

7. Research e-gyan methodology. by IGNOU.

SUBJECT 3: EDUCATION & NURSING EDUCATION

Topics:

Philosophical Foundation for Excellence in nursing Management strategies in the educational setting Using latest technology in nursing education Learning resources

Assessment and Evaluation Strategies -Program Assessment and Evaluation, Course assessment.

Standardized & non standardized tests :

o Essay, short answer questions & multiple choice questions

o Rating scales, checklist, objective structured clinical/ practical examination.

o Differential scales, summated scales, sociometry, anecdotal records, attitude scales, critical incident technique.

Curriculum development: curriculum models.

 Role of boards/ University, INC, State nursing councils for maintenance of educational standards.

 Achieving Excellence in Nursing education – Transforming nursing education, Promoting

excellence, Innovation, Evidence based nursing education,  Shaping a future Vision for nursing Education.

REFERENCES :

1. Barbara A. Moyer, 2008, Nursing Education, Pub. Jaypee

2. J.J. Guilbert, 1991, Educational Handbook for Health Personnel, Sixth ed., Pub.CBS 3. Loretta E Heidgerken, 2010, Teaching and Learning in Schools of Nsg., Third ed.,

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Konark publication

4. Francis M. Quinn, 2008, Principles & Practice of Nursing Education, Fifth ed., Pub. Nelson Thomas Ltd.

5. KP Neeraja, 2009, Textbook of Education, Pub. Jay pee

SUBJECT 4: NURSING MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

Topics:

Administration- Philosophy, elements, principles & scope of administration.

Management - Concept of management, Functions of administration, Planning & control, Co –ordination & delegation, Theories & models of management

Disaster management: Plan, resources, drill.

Human resource for health and Nursing – Philosophy , Personnel management Delegation of authority and responsibility

Managing conflict

Collective bargaining – Health care labor laws, unions, professional associations Performance appraisal- tools, confidential reports, formats, management, interviews. Discipline- constructive vs destructive discipline, disciplinary proceeding enquiries. Self evaluation-peer evaluation, patient satisfaction, reviews.

 Audit

 Health economics

Health insurance

Leadership Concept, Styles leader behavior, group dynamics

Laws & ethics – Code of ethics & Professional conduct, Medico legal issues

Nursing informatics- E-nursing, telemedicine, tele nursing, electronic medical records, management information and evaluation system (MIES).

REFERENCES :

1. Sakharkar B. M .(2008). Principals of Hospital Administration,. Pub. Jay pee .

2. Dr. Goel S. L, Dr Kumar .R. (2007), Hospital Administration and Management (Theory & Practice), Deep & Deep Publication.

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Perspective), Sixth ed., Pub. MC Graw-Hill.

4. Anita W. Finkelman, (2009), Leadership and Management in Nursing, Pub. Pearson

5. Lucita Mary,(2007),Nursing Practice and Public health Administration, Second ed., Pub. Elsevier 6. Carolyn Chambers Clark,( 2010), Creative Nursing Leadership & management ,Pub. Jones & Bartlett.

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