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Authors

  1. Graff, J. Carolyn PhD, RN
  2. Russell, Cynthia K. PhD, RN
  3. Stegbauer, Cheryl C. PhD, RN

Abstract

Practice doctorate programs are developing rapidly to meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommendation that advanced practice nurses will be prepared with a Doctor of Nursing Practice by 2015. Evaluation of nursing doctoral programs has focused almost exclusively on research doctorate programs. The authors examine formative evaluations from students enrolled in a practice doctorate program and summative evaluations provided by students at the time of and 1 year following graduation. Suggestions for nurse educators and administrators are presented.