Volume 7, Issue 2 (autumn-winter2020 2020)                   DSME 2020, 7(2): 38-49 | Back to browse issues page

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Negarandeh R, Mardanian Dehkordi L. A Comparative Study of Nursing PhD Curriculum in Iran and Bloomberg University of Canada. DSME. 2020; 7 (2) :38-49
URL: http://dsme.hums.ac.ir/article-1-303-en.html
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: Nursing PhD program provides essential competency for professional role playing among the graduated according to society’s needs, but there are differences in the provided programs the analyzing of which would develop the discipline. This study aimed at comparing the curricula of nursing PhD programs in Bloomberg University and Iran.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive-comparative study was carried out based on Bereday’s model in 2018 and compared the components of nursing PhD program curriculum in Iran and Bloomberg University. The data were collected by searching through the internet and described, interpreted, juxtaposed and compared.

Results: Although there were similarities, the purpose, the curriculum and the program implementation were different in these two universities. Different contents of the curriculum, educational methods, and the expected role of graduates were considerably different in Bloomberg University.

Conclusion: In order to improve the quality of PhD nursing graduates in Iran, it is suggested that the content and method of providing courses be reviewed according to the roles and expectations of graduates and society’s needs. For exploring the weaknesses and strength of the program and providing more information for future planning, it is suggested that the quality of the curriculum be evaluated from the viewpoint of PhD students and faculty members.

Keywords: Comparative Study, Curriculum, Nursing


Type of Study: Review | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/05/17 | Accepted: 2020/05/17 | Published: 2020/05/17

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