Objectives and competences

Objetivos y competencias - Doctorado en Ciencias de la Enfermería

The general objectives of this doctoral program are as follows:

  1. To train new researchers and research teams to successfully tackle the challenges presented by nursing science.

  2. To promote the training of new university teachers in the nursing discipline.

  3. To provide postgraduate Nursing students who are interested in this field with the skills they will need to succeed in academic and professional areas.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To train students so that they are able to look at nursing phenomena from a range of perspectives.

  2. To teach students how to critically assess current knowledge on nursing.

  3. To encourage students to propose new questions concerning existing and emerging problems in the field of nursing.

  4. To  provide students with advanced training in scientific methods that will prepare them both academically and ethically for research in the field of nursing.

  5. To teach students how to expertly handle information sources and the results of research carried out in the field of nursing, and to use the various tools required for interpreting the results.

  6. To train students how to propose and develop a research project in the field of nursing science.

  7. To ensure that students acquire the skills required for good scientific communication (oral and written).



On completion of the Doctoral Degree in Nursing Science, students should:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of nursing science and a command of the research skills and methods related to that field.

  2. Be able to conceive, design, put into practice and adapt a substantial research process with academic seriousness.

  3. Have made a contribution to knowledge on nursing through an original research project worthy of referenced publication at national or international level.

  4. Be able to carry out a critical analysis, and to assess and summarize complex new ideas in the academic and professional fields.

  5. Know how to communicate, within their subject area, with colleagues, the academic community as a whole and society in general.

  6. Be able to encourage technological, social and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts, within a knowledge-based society.