1 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: 1. To prepare a competent independent, mature and all round nurse researcher who will pursue an academic or clinical career. 2. To encourage development of creativity, analytical thinking, critical analysis and innovative problem solving. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. Participate in Inter-sectoral approaches and utilize the recent technology and standards in prevention of disease & promotion of health.
2 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 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 6) Carol R. Taylor, 2011, Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh ed., Pub. Lippincott
3 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 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, 6 th ed., Lippincott. 2. Denies F. Polit & Cheryl Tatano Beck, Nursing Research: Principles & Methods, 7 th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 3. Suresh K Sharma, 2011, Nursing Research & Statistics, Elsevier 4. Rose Marie Nieswiademy, 2009, Foundation of Nursing Research, 5 th ed., Pearson 5. C.R.Kothari,Research Methodology 2 nd revised ed., New Age international Publication
4 6. Nancy Burns & Susan K. Grove, Understanding Nursing research 2nd edition,elsevier 7. Research e-gyan methodology. by IGNOU. SUBJECT 3: EDUCATION & NURSING EDUCATION 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.,
5 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 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. 3. Harnold Koontz & Weihrich Heinz, (2006), Essential of Management (An international
6 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. 7. TNAI, 2007, Nursing Administration and Management, Printed at Ideas 2 Images, New Delhi.