Overview of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program

Jacquelyn C Campbell, Maryjoan D. Ladden, Angela Barron McBride, Andrea Cimino, Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, Katie Deming

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Abstract

Background: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was created to address the nursing faculty shortage and thereby decrease the nursing shortage. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to describe the program development, implementation, and ongoing outcome evaluation. Methods: Data on scholarly productivity, impact of research, research funding, and leadership positions were compiled, including an h-index (impact of publications) comparison with a comparison group of other interdisciplinary faculty at the same institutions of the 90 current and alumni scholars. Discussion: There is evidence of the achievements of the individual scholars; however, the effect of the synergy of the multiple components of the program is difficult to capture in traditional evaluation strategies. Conclusions: The sense of possibility and responsibility (to the profession, to improving the health of all Americans, and to one's school of nursing and university) was a significant outcome of the program. Lessons learned from the program are important for the leadership development and retention of nursing faculty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNursing Outlook
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 6 2016

Keywords

  • Impact factor
  • Leadership
  • Nurse faculty
  • Nursing academia
  • Nursing research
  • Program outcome
  • Publications
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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