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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM
IN NURSING SCIENCE
(International Program)
 

Program Title

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN NURSING SCIENCE (International Program)

Name of the Degree

Full name : Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing Science)

Abbreviation : Ph.D. (Nursing Science)

Responsible Unit

- Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

- Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University

- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University

Philosophy of the Program

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program) produces the PhD graduates with advanced knowledge and high competency in nursing and advanced research; self-directed learning to develop new knowledge responsive to health needs; profound comprehension of principle and theories in nursing science; creativity and leadership in academics and nursing; integrating information technology into nursing education and research with concerns of ethics, codes of professional conduct, and cultural diversity.

Objectives

Upon the completion of the program, the students will be:

1. effective nursing scholars with expertise and professional ethics;

2. able to produce high quality and ethical scientific research that contributes to the advancement of nursing and health;

3. able to provide creative guidelines to improve health and better life of people;

4. able to demonstrate good human relationship and accountability;

5. able to disseminate, transmit, and exchange knowledge and utilize technology effectively with others both nationally and internationally

Academic System

1. Semester system

2. Credit hours

The number of credits assigned to each subject is determined as follows:

- The lecture or seminar consuming 15 hours per semester is equal to 1 credit hour.

- The research practicum/clinical study consuming 30 hours per semester is equal to 1 credit hour.

- The dissertation or independent study consuming 45 hours per semester is equal to 1 credit hour.

Language

English is used in the instruction, paper and dissertation writing.

Duration of Study

4 academic years and not exceed 6 academic years.

Registration

Students must register as full time students.

Students must register no less than 9 credit hours but no more than 15 credit hours per regular semester, or up to the recommendation of the advisor.

Evaluation and Graduation Requirements

Evaluation

Student evaluation is in accordance with the rules and regulations of Mahidol University.

1. Professor Dr.Somchit Hanucharurnkul Consultant
2. Director of School of Nursing Ramathibodi Hospital
Faculth of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Committee member and Consultant
3. Dean of Faculty of Nursing Committee member and Consultant
4. Assistant Professor Dr.Porntip Malathum Program Chair
5. Associate Professor Dr.Tassanee Prasopkittikun Co-Program Chair
6. Professor Dr.Rutja Phuphaibul Committee member
7. Associate Professor Dr.Aurawamon Sriyuktasuth Committee member
8. Associate Professor Dr.Manee Arpanantikul Committee member and Secretary
9. Assistant Professor Dr. Wanna Phahuwatanakorn Committee member and Assistant Secretary

 

Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital

No Name/Degree Title Area of Research
1 Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Rutja Phuphaibul
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Parent and Child Nursing)
DNS (Family Health)
Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Professor 1. Family and child health
2. Health promotion for adolescent
3. Nursing informatics
2 Manee Arpanantikul
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Nutrition)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1.Women’s health, Health Promotion in Women, Female caregivers
2.Nursing education
3.Nutrition
3 Noppawan Piaseu
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery),
MS (Nutrition)
MS (Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Primary care nursing
2. Nutrition
3. Family health promotion
4 Renu Pookboonmee
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MEd (Nursing Administration)
DNS
Associate Professor 1. Chronic illness
2. Adolescent health
3. Women’s health
5 Srisamorn Phumonsakul
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Critical Care Nursing)
DNS
Associate Professor 1. Parental role adaptation (Maternal & Paternal role attainment)
2. High-risk pregnancy& Midwifery
3. Scale & instrument development
6 Suparb Aree-Ue
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Adults and older adults with bone and joint problems (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, degenerative spine, and hip fracture)
2. Chronic conditions in older adults
3. Teaching in clinical setting
7 Yupapin Sirapo-ngam
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MEd (Nursing Administration)
DSN
Associate Professor 1. Stress, coping and adaptation in chronic illness patients
2. Elderly and caregiver
8 Autchareeya Patoomwan
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MSN (Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. Pediatric oncology
2. Chronic illness in children & adolescents
9 Jariya Wittayasooporn
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MSc (Nursing)
DNS
Assistant Professor 1. Children with chronic illness and family
2. Health promotion in children
10 Pisamai Orathai
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MEd (Development Psychology)
PhD (Educational Research Methodology)
Assistant Professor 1. Nursing ethics
2. Evaluation in nursing
3. Nursing education
11 Porntip Malathum
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MEd (Nursing Administration)
PhD (Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. Gerontological nursing
2. Chronic care
12 Sopin Sangon
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. Depression in adults and older adults
13 Supreeda Monkong
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Gerontological Nursing)
PhD (Gerontological Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. Gerontological nursing
2. Family caregiver
3. Critical care nursing
14 Tiraporn Junda
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MSN (Oncology Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. Cancer
2. Chronic Illness
3. Family and palliative care
15 Wantana Maneesriwongul
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MPH (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
DNSc
Assistant Professor HIV/AIDS
2. Home care
3. Health promotion
16 Wonnapha Prapaipanich
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MS (Nursing Administration)
PhD (Nursing)
Lecturer 1. Nursing administration
2. Chronic illness

 

Faculty of Nursing

No Name/Degree Title Area of Research
1 Aurawamon Sriyuktasuth
BSN
MSN (Medical-Surgical Nursing)
DSN
Associate Professor 1. Health promotion and chronic illness
2 Doungrut Wattakitkrileart
BSc (Nursing)
MSc (Nursing)
DNS
Associate Professor 1. Cardiothoracic Nursing
2. Chronic illness care
3 Fongcum Tilokskulchai
BSc (Nursing)
MSc (Public Health)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Neonatal nursing
2. Developmental care and attachment
3. Systematic review/meta-analysis
4 Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol
BSc (Nursing)
MSc (Physiology)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Stress and coping with chronic illness
2. Quality of life in cancer patient
3. Breast Cancer
5 Nittaya Sinsuksai
BSc (Nursing)
MSc (Human Reproduction and Population Planning)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Maternal behavior
2. Social support
3. Stress and maternal self – efficacy
6 Siriorn Sindhu
BEd
MSc (Nursing)
DNS
Associate Professor 1. Women’s health
2. Chronic illness
3. Health system
7 Tassanee Prasopkittikun
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MSc (Public Health)
MS (Parent-Child Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Parenting & child development
2. Self-efficacy
3. Tool development
8 Yajai Sitthimongkol
BSc (Nursing)
MSc (Clinical Psychology)
MS (Psychiatric Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Stress, coping and adaptation
2. Chronic mental illness and caregiver
9 Usavadee Asdornwised
BSc (Nursing & Midwifery)
MSc (Medical-Surgical Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Cardiothoracic nursing
2. Discharge planning
3. Complementary and alternative medicine uses in nursing
10 Wanpen Pinyopasakul
BSc (Nursing & Midwifery)
Master of Nursing Studies
PhD (Nursing)
Associate Professor 1. Health system research
2. Critical care nursing
3. Neuroscience nursing
11 Ameporn Ratinthorn
BSc (Nursing and Midwifery)
MA (Counseling Psychology)
PhD (Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. Women’s health
12 Orapan Thosingha
Dip in Nursing Science
MSN
DNS
Assistant Professor 1. Transition care
2. Trauma and emergency nursing; Burn care
3. Health care system
13 Wanlaya Thampanichawat
Dip in Nursing Science
MSN (Maternal and Child Nursing)
PhD (Nursing)
Assistant Professor 1. HIV/AIDS

Teaching Staffs

Professors who teach this program are faculty members from Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital and Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, and guest lecturers from other universities in Thailand and from partnership schools in other countries.

Location to study

The program will be conducted mainly at:
- Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University at both Phayathai and Salaya Campuses;
- Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University at both Bangkoknoi and Salaya Campuses.

Program Curriculum

There are two plans for a candidate to select for submitting application:
Plan 1.1 At least 48 credits
- Dissertation 48 credits
Total 48 credits
Plan 2.1 At least 52 credits
1. Required courses 12 credits
2. Elective courses no less than 4 credits
3. Dissertation 36 credits
Total 52 credits

Course Requirements

Required Courses 12 credits Credits (Lecture-Lab-Self-study)
RANS 608
Philosophy of Science and Nursing Science
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 551
Nursing Leadership in Health Delivery System
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 609
Advanced Research Design in Nursing
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 552
Nursing Theory Development
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 651
Advanced Statistics in Health Sciences
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 558
Qualitative Research
2 (1-2-3)

 

Elective Courses no less than 4 credits Credits (Lecture-Lab-Self-study)
RANS 629
Gender and Health: Theory and Research
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 525
Seminar in Nursing and Health Policy Development
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 630
Family Health Studies
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 555
Health Promotion
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 652
Measurement and Instrumentation
2 (2-0-4)
NSINSID 557
Stress, Coping and Adaptation
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 690
Outcome Research: Measurement and Management
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 671
Mixed Methods Research
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 695
Chronic Illness
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 672
Care Management of Chronic Illness in Community
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 673
Critical and Emergency Care System
2 (2-0-4)
NSID 674
Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing Science
2 (2-0-4)
RANS 669 / NSID 567
Selected Topic in Nursing
2 (2-0-4)
Time to Apply for Admission

Applicants can apply for admission all year round. The committee will consider applications twice a year according to the timeline of Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Admission Requirements:

1. Candidate must hold a Master Degree in Nursing with GPAX no less than 3.50 on a 4.00 scale;
2. Currently hold an RN license in his or her own country;
3. Pass English proficiency examination arranged by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, or other institutions certified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, or have a TOEFL-ITP score at least 500, TOEFL iBT at least 61, or IELTS score of at least 5;
4. Candidate who holds a Master’s degree in related fields should attend at least two courses in nursing (Nursing Theory course at least 2 credits and Advanced Clinical Nursing course at least 2 credits) and presents the proof of attending those courses with the application;
5. Shows a proof of research publication work that must not be part of the candidate’s own graduate studies:
     5.1 Plan 1.1 Two first author research publications: at least one being published in the international peer-reviewed journal and at least one in the national peer-reviewed journal
     5.2 Plan 2.1 One research publication in the peer-reviewed journal
6. Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Administrative Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Selection Method/Required Supportive
Materials

1. Pass the interview examination arranged by the program committee.
2. Write a statement of professional goals including, motivation for the doctoral study, career goals, and the focus of doctoral research.
3. Submit at least one example of their scholarly writing (published or unpublished). Writing examples should demonstrate the conceptual as well as technical aspects of the applicant’s writing ability.
4. Letters of recommendation from three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s potential for research and scholarly work

Research Projects of the Program
Research projects of the program focus on the followings:

- Self-management in patients with chronic illness
- Community development for health sufficiency
- Breastfeeding promotion
- Life-skilled and health-skilled development in school aged children
- Symptom management in patients with chronic illness
- Health promotion and risk reduction
- Nursing and health system
- Cancer and palliative care
- Caregivers of chronic ill patients, psychiatric patients and older adults
- Food security

Course Code Explanation

Two first letters represent the abbreviated name of Faculty/Institute/ College.
   NS = Faculty of Nursing
   RA = Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
   PH = Faculty of Public Health

The third and fourth letters represent the abbreviated name of responsible units.
   NS = Department of Nursing
   ID = Inter-department Courses
   BS = Department of Biostatistics
 

Year SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
1 RANS 608 Philosophy of Science and Nursing Science 2(2-0-4) RANS 609 Advanced Research Design in Nursing 2(2-0-4)
  NSID 552 Nursing Theory Development 2(2-0-4) NSID 551 Nursing Leadership in Health Delivery System 2(2-0-4)
  RANS 651 Advanced Statistics in Health Sciences 2(2-0-4) NSID 558 Qualitative Research 2(1-2-3)
  Elective Courses 2(2-0-4) Elective Courses 2(2-0-4)
  Total 8 Credits Total 8 Credits
  SEMESTER 3
Qualifying Examination (QE)
Year SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
2 RANS 699/NSID 699 Dissertation 6(0-18-0) RANS 699/NSID 699 Dissertation 6(0-18-0) / 9(0-27-0)
  Dissertation Proposal Total 6-9 Credits
3 RANS 699/NSID 699 Dissertation 6(0-18-0) / 9(0-27-0) RANS 699/NSID 699 Dissertation 6(0-18-0) / 9(0-27-0)
  Total 6-9 Credits Total 6-9 Credits
4 RANS 699/NSID 699 Dissertation 6(0-18-0) / 9(0-27-0) RANS 699/NSID 699 Dissertation 6(0-18-0) / 9(0-27-0)
  Total 6-9 Credits
Dissertation Defense
Total 6-9 Credits
Dissertation Defense

In the first semester of the first year, all students are encouraged to register in NSID567/RANS669 Selected Topic in Nursing. In this course, the students are required to conduct an integrative review paper under the supervision of an assigned advisor. After being graded for the review paper, the students are encouraged to revise as suggested for submission to either national or international journal.
In addition to the required minimum 52 credits, each student is also required to complete 180 hours for enhancing his/her research experience by participating in such activities as attending a nursing conference, and working as a research assistant.

Qualifying Examination
Purpose

The purpose of the qualifying examination (QE) is to evaluate a doctoral student’s knowledge related to theory and domain of knowledge as well as scholarly inquiry pertaining to the area of the student’s dissertation or interest. The examination has both a written component and an oral component. The student should demonstrate sufficient expertise of the theoretical and methodological issues related to the problem as a basis for pursuing his/her own research. The oral examination provides the student with an opportunity to elaborate on the written component, as well as other aspects that are not addressed in the written component. The specific purposes of the examination are to move to candidacy, to begin preliminary work on the dissertation, and to provide students the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse with the faculty and obtain expert guidance.

Evaluation Criteria

A doctoral student must pass the QE both written and oral components to receive an overall passing score. If a student does not pass the QE, he/she must re-take the QE examination within 6 months. If the student fails the second examination, the Program Chair must bring this issue to the Administrative Program Committee for the final resolution. The expiry of the student status may be proposed to Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Dissertation

The website of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is the main source of information on dissertation regulations. Please visit at http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/grad/home/index_en.php

Guidelines for Dissertation Planning

Once a PhD candidate has identified committee members, he or she should obtain official approval of committee membership from the Program Chair by submitting in writing a summary of the dissertation plan and information on the composition of the committee. The student may consult informally with potential committee members in preparing the dissertation plan summary.

When the Program Chair has approved the Dissertation Committee membership, a nomination form will be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Once approval of the committee is achieved, the student works closely with Committee members to clarify procedures, methodology, and timetable for the dissertation. The guidelines in the Thesis Guideline Handbook regarding the procedures for oral defense and evaluation should be followed. When the oral defense is scheduled, students should inform the Office of the Doctoral Program so that an announcement of the date, time and topic can be made.

Partnership School

This program has collaboration with institutions in foreign countries as the partnership schools. Students may select to study in the partnership school for approximately one year with the scholarship from the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education; their own scholarship; or scholarship from their own institutions. The objectives of studying at the partnership school will be as follows:
- Developing their dissertation proposal.
- Attending some courses, which will help students, expanded their conceptualization in conducting their dissertation.
- Helping their mentors/preceptors (if appropriate) in any phase of the research project to gain experience in research practicum.
However, the plan of study in the partnership school will be established in collaboration between the faculties of two institutions, that is, Mahidol University (Ramathibodi School of Nursing and Faculty of Nursing) and the partnership school, who will also serve on the Dissertation Committee.

PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS

Our program is a collaborative program with well-known universities as follows:
Australia:
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University
Canada:
School of Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada United States of America
1. College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago
2. School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco
3. School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
4. School of Nursing, University of Michigan
5. School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
6. School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
7. School of Nursing, University of Texas at San Antonio
8. School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison
9. School of Nursing, Yale University
10. School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
11. School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
12. School of Nursing, Columbia University

Contact Persons:

Porntip Malathum, RN., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program)
Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University