Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 21(1) March 2008 : 36-43.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2008.19689
Nursing Research

Post-Doctoral Training in Nursing: A Consideration of Opportunities and Strategies

Phyllis Montgomery, Sonia Semenic and Nancy Edwards

Abstract

Launching one's career as an independent researcher can be a difficult task, especially without formal training or mentorship beyond doctoral studies. Post-doctoral training offers opportunities to further develop, refine and broaden one's repertoire of research skills. The purpose of this paper is to introduce practical strategies for nurses considering post-doctoral training. Strategies addressed include selecting a post-doctoral supervisor, investigating funding sources and getting the most out of the post-doctoral experience. Suggestions are included for supervisors who wish to provide an exceptional post-doctoral learning experience.

 

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