Developing scholarship in nursing - steps within a strategy.

Department of Nursing, University of Wollongong, Australia.
Journal of Nursing Management (Impact Factor: 1.45). 06/2002; 10(3):177-81. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2834.2002.00326.x
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ABSTRACT This paper seeks to share with the reader some of the mechanisms currently being used to generate scholarship in academic nursing, both at the institutional and individual levels. It then goes on to explore other ways in which educational managers might encourage scholarly activity. Finally, it presents the crystallization of ideas generated during discussions conducted with lecturers focusing on their selection of a workable path towards a future of scholarship, for them as an academic. It is intended as food for thought for managers of educational programmes and individual nurse academics as they scan the horizons of the future in an attempt to make the 'best' decisions for the profession of nursing and individuals within it.

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