As I have been looking at different doctoral tracks I have been thinking of how best to use the resulting degree.
A DNP would be useful if I had any desire to be a nurse practitioner.
Which I don’t.
There is a DNP on a leadership track.
Also, no go.
I have turned down opportunities to advance.
I have turned them all down.
A PhD in nursing is about research.
I love research.
I love seeing if the changes made have had any impact and what that impact is.
Call it straight research.
Or quality improvement project.
I love them all.
When the organization started talking about hiring a salaried night time call staff it got me to thinking.
- can I do that job-there’s an entire decision tree I am working on with that one
- what kind of impact would that have on the regular staff whose call is now limited (I can’t be the only call dog out there, can I?)
- what kind of impact would that have on the staff who chose to take that role
I want to find out.
I reached out to our nurse scientist to ascertain if anyone was doing such a study.
She said no.
And gave me the green light.
Tomorrow I will look at all that entails.
I also have to think about making this a mixed method study.
With a qualitative and a quantitative arm.
I’ve never qualitative.
To the library.
Online of course as the biggest organization library is 65+ miles away.
But I have access online.
I have research to do.