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The masters degree in Departments of Nursing Science at South African Universities: types, growth and policy differences and similarities

H.l.L Brink
Curationis | Vol 12, No 3/4 | a252 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v12i3/4.252 | © 1989 H.l.L Brink | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1989 | Published: 26 September 1989

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H.l.L Brink, Professor, Dept of Nursing Science University of South Africa, South Africa

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Abstract

In this exploratory study nine masters programmes in nursing were surveyed to establish the types o f programmes available, the growth o f masters students over the years and the policies governing each programme. Data were collected by means o f a questionnaire developed by the investigator. From the findings it could be established that considerable variation existed in the type o f form o f degree offered, that growth was steady but slow and that both similarities and differences existed in the policies o f the departments. Several areas were identified for additional research.

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