This blog post consists of my ramblings about nursing research. Enjoy!
My dream job is working as a professor at a university teaching psychiatry and psychology classes. I imagine teaching undergrad, grad, and doctorate level classes. I would absolutely LOVE to work closely with a student and help them conduct research. Teaching, explaining, learning, educating, creating, relearning, reading, writing, developing... these are the things I love. I actually do spend time brainstorming (well, kinda like daydreaming) about things I want to study, research, obsess over, and write about. Here is a mind map I made before entering my DNP program of things I wished to study:
Over the course of the DNP program, I have learned some about research procedures and a lot about myself. I've learned that I enjoy big picture, theoretical, philosophical research; that I prefer to do my research by digging into old literature, making big conclusions, and synthesizing it. I like being alone, surrounded by books with earmarked pages, a scattering of papers, and at least 4 different colors of highlighters.
The following is a list of research topics I am interested in now:
I hope someday I get to research one of these topics! I get excited just thinking about being a professor! Anyway, thanks for listening everyone!