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Peggy Chinn and Jill Maben have enjoyed successful careers as nurse researchers, so we asked them for advice on how others might follow thier lead

Peggy Chinn and Jill Maben have enjoyed successful careers as nurse researchers, so we asked them for advice on how others might follow thier lead

Peggy Chinn, formerly professor emerita, University of Connecticut

What prompted you to go into research?

I became fascinated with nursing theory and philosophy in my master’s and doctoral programs. I was also passionate about feminism, which led me to become interested in social change and critical social theory.

I did not hold a research role per se, but I accepted the job at the University of Connecticut to be director of the PhD program, and teach courses in philosophy and theory. The curriculum was a great ‘fit’ for me because the curriculum was based on Carper’s patterns of knowing in nursing.

What are your research interests?

My research has always been outside the mainstream,

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