How to write a nursing essay on Doctoral Programme Completion (Solved)

How to write a nursing essay on Doctoral Programme Completion (Solved)

Anticipated Programme Completion Challenges 

The motivation for post-graduate degrees in nursing has intensified, but negative experiences and challenges remain a threat to the successful completion of the programs. Understanding the challenges and supports that impact doctoral student success is critical in designing strategies to facilitate successful completion (Marshall et al., 2017). Personal or environmental factors represent the greatest challenge to students taking doctoral programs. These challenges include problems with finances, family balance, employment, and accommodation. Marshall et al. (2017) identify meeting the needs of the family as a frequent challenge to program completion. Throughout this program, I believe it will be difficult to meet the needs of my family while studying. Attending to family responsibilities like children’s needs will greatly impact my time, energy, and ability to focus on my studies.

To successfully reach dissertation completion, a lot of time and finance will be required. The fees for the program are quite expensive and this does not include travel expenses, printing, and conducting research. Financial problems, especially during the finishing stages of the program are expected because of the intensity of work observed (Marshall et al., 2017). Another anticipated challenge is related to productivity which is affected by factors like age, work, and time. For example, finding dedicated dissertation time will be a potential barrier because of work. Additionally, productivity challenges are related to the inability to plan, procrastination, and perfectionism (Marshall et al., 2017). In my experience, I have issues with timely planning and perfectionism that is likely to challenge the successful completion of the doctoral program.

Doctoral nursing programs have a high workload because of the large amount of theoretical and practical requirements. Anxiety associated with producing doctoral-level work, especially thesis writing and writing publications can be stressful to students (Marshall et al., 2017). I believe the amount of work ahead and the numerous feedback revisions that need to be handled will be a challenge throughout the program. The amount of writing required throughout the program and anxiety about the nature of formulating ideas is likely to add more anxiety. It will require an individual to be patient and accept criticism to successfully complete the program.

Strategies and Implementation

A culture of support for doctorate students should be implemented to address the challenges associated with the program. The first strategy that I would prefer to use is peer group support. Peer group support should be mobilized by creating student communities like collaborative study groups. Marshal et al. (2017) explain that the use of a cohort model is an option that positively improves completion rates. Interpersonal skills during cohort study help students to develop academic skills associated with writing, teaching, and publishing that are required during the study (Marshall et al., 2017). To implement this approach, I will use the university guide in creating support groups depending on the area of study and work closely with the groups during the completion of assignments. I will prefer to become a group leader so that I can mobilize members and set goals that can help address my challenges and those of other peers.

Doctoral education has a history of individual mentoring of students to guide them through research and the development of other essential skills. I will prefer to have a faculty mentor to provide emotional and social support in addition to academic support. For example, a dissertation chairperson acts as an advocate, judge, leader, and manager to help students meet various needs (Marshall et al., 2017). I will use this individual to guide me in making decisions early in the dissertation process and to act as a role model in professional and personal matters.


Marshall, S. M., Klocko, B., & Davidson, J. (2017). Dissertation completion: No longer higher education’s invisible problem. Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 7(1)74-90.

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