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Table 1 Analytical framework

From: The experience of international nursing students studying for a PhD in the U.K: A qualitative study

Categories Themes
1. A Journey of Transitions: Adjusting to Doctoral Study in the UK • Expectations and reality
  • Anxiety and challenge: adjusting to UK academic practices
  • Learning in another language
2. A Journey of Relationships: Finding Support for Doctoral Study • Negotiating the complexities of supervision
  • Peer support
  • Institutional support
3. A Journey of Challenge and a Journey of Growth • An emotional journey
  • Transformation