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Coming in April 2015!

A Nurse’s Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Dissertation or Capstone

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“This book is a must-read for all doctoral students as they embark
on their independent project as the last requirement for their degree.
This is a well-written primer of practical advice on how to organize,
stay focused, and most importantly, complete the project. This is
the sage advice a student will rarely receive in the classroom or from
faculty. I highly recommend this key resource to all doctoral students
and their faculties.”
–Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania

“Finally, there is a clear, step-by-step guide for students—and faculty—
on writing capstone papers and dissertations. From the first chapter
on how to use this book to the practical review of basic (but sorely
needed) writing skills at the end, Roush coaches readers through the
scholarly writing process in an engaging, conversational style. I hope
this book finds its way into the hands of anyone seeking to write a
scholarly paper. It’s certainly a resource I will be recommending.”
–Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN
Editor in Chief, American Journal of Nursing

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