What it takes: Perspectives from developing nurse scientists

Nikki L. Hill, Andrea Yevchak, Ann M. Kolanowski, Faan; Janice Penrod, Paula F. Milone-Nuzzo, Amy M. Sawyer, Bonnie Metzger, Barbara Therrien

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The need for nurse scientists has never been greater, given the complexity of health problems facing our world and the rising cost of providing care to prevent and treat them. The development of nurse researchers is critical to preserve and advance the scientific foundation of the discipline. In this article, two successful doctoral students present their personal views about the cognitive and behavioral transformation they experienced during their program of study, highlighting what they believe to be important resources that enhance doctoral education and sharing how they overcame the challenges encountered. The framework of transformational leadership is used to highlight important aspects of their development as nurse scientists. Action steps for attracting a greater number of nurses to a career in science are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-409
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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