Nursing professor Kathleen Schell conducts research on anatomical determinants of blood pressure differences from upper arm and forearm measures.
The University of Delaware is now
offering a Ph.D. program in nursing science aimed at preparing recipients for careers
in academic, research and health care
settings. The program requires full-time
study, with students completing
coursework, comprehensive exams, and
dissertation in three to four years.
The program offers individualized
attention in a small cohort of students,
immersion in the research process through
assistantships on funded studies, course
content on higher education in nursing
paired with teaching assistantships, and
a competitive stipend and tuition waiver
According to Kathleen Schell, director of
the School of Nursing, UD's is the first
doctoral program in this field in Delaware.
"The establishment of our program is
timely to contribute to the preparation of
future nurse scholars who will develop
nursing science, serve as stewards of the
profession, and educate the next
generation of nurses at a time when
faculty shortages have reached an all-time
high in schools of nursing," Schell said.
"Nearly 93 percent of current faculty
openings are for positions requiring a
Ph.D., and vacancies are expected to
double in the next 10 years as the
'boomer' generation of faculty and nurse
Veronica Rempusheski, Jeanne K. Buxbaum
Chair of Nursing Science, points out that
the curriculum is guided by the mission of
the National Institute of Nursing Research
(NINR), the federal institute that supports
nursing research at the National Institutes
For more information about the
program, contact Dr. Rempusheski at
302-831-8502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article by Diane Kukich
New degree and certificate in historic preservation
Master of arts in historic preservation students gather information on a stone bank barn for their documentation class.
In its first year, the program was
certified by the National Council
for Preservation Education. The
program began the 2012-13
academic year with an outstanding
and accomplished cohort of 10 students, exceeding its goals. The first UD student was
awarded the degree in May of 2012, also ahead of expectations.
Students in the program learn the theory and practice of historic preservation and
develop skills in analysis and documentation of historic resources, practice of preservation
planning, contextual research design and advocacy.
The program is designed to meet the needs of both traditional graduate students and
working professionals, providing graduates with the skills and knowledge to work with a
wide variety of populations and in diverse settings.
Students have the opportunity to pursue specific areas of emphasis in the field, including
planning, museum studies, material culture, documentation and analysis, nonprofit
leadership, vernacular architecture and landscapes and geographic information systems.
The new master's degree is one of several graduate programs in the School of Public
Policy and Administration. The program is enhanced by the research and public service of
the Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Students gain knowledge and employable
skills both through academic coursework and through applied experience in research and
preservation obtained by working with the center. In addition, the center provides research
assistantships for about half the students in the program.
Drawing on courses from the master's degree, a 12-credit hour certificate program in
historic preservation also is offered.