*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment. You will graduate from this degree as a specialist nurse, qualified to provide leadership in advanced clinical, management, research and academic aspects of the provision of health services. You will possess a unique blend of abilities stemming from clinical experience, rigorous intellectual development and participation in the study of issues significant to nursing. The Professional Doctorate degree is a higher degree by research with supporting coursework. The research component requires you to pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination.
Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have developed a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of your field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution to your profession. The discipline-specific coursework subjects within the degree are designed to develop skills and knowledge that will assist you in conducting your research. Successful completion of the core coursework subjects may be a requirement for satisfactory academic progress.