NONPF 38th Annual Conference

Defining 'scholarship' for Nurse Practitioner Faculty

Saturday, April 16, 2011: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Organizer:
Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP
Abstract:
Tripartite mission for all Nurse Practitioners (NPs) is to excel in practice, teaching and research. Academic appointments expect excellence in teaching, service and scholarship. Faculty development for NPs must address ‘scholarship’ requirements and address how NP practice and clinical research are recognized, supported and promoted in academic and clinical institutions.

As national debates abound on ‘what is scholarship’ for nurses, especially with the advent of the DNP degree, this symposium is designed to facilitate faculty development in scholarship by addressing in depth: 1) What is scholarship for NPs; 2) Faculty practice – how it should be recognized as ‘scholarship of application and integration;’ 3) How NONPF members and NP faculty be supported – overcoming potential barriers that may interfere with promotion and tenure; and 4) Institutional infrastructure necessary to support NP scholarship/clinical research

    Presentation Handouts
3:15 PM
What IS scholarship for Nurse Practitioners
Josie (JoAnne) Weiss, PhD, FNP-BC, PNP-, BC, Florida Atlantic University
3:35 PM
NP Faculty and the need to conduct research Overcoming potential barriers for promotion and tenure
Susan Kelly-Weeder, PhD, Boston College Connell School of Nursing; Beverly Greenwald, PhD, FNP, Angelo State University
3:55 PM
Faculty practice: Making it work for promotion and tenure
Kathryn Blair, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
4:15 PM
Institutional infrastructure necessary to support NP clinical scholarship
Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP, Drexel University; Constance R. Uphold, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, University of Florida, College of Medicine
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