NONPF 40th Annual Meeting
Scholarship success: How to develop a daily writing practice and get your manuscript published
Friday, April 4, 2014: 12:20 PM
Mt. Elbert A (Grand Hyatt Denver)Abstract:
Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) who work in the academic arena are required to be proficient in their clinical areas of expertise as they juggle multiple roles. They must actively engage in a faculty practice while at the same time developing proficiency as educators. It is also expected that consistent, scholarly writing and publication, in addition to successful grantsmanship, will become a core part of their academic responsibilities. In fact, the scholarly aspects of the faculty role are necessary for advancement and movement along the tenure spectrum. But if academics know that it is necessary to write, then the question becomes, "Why are so few of us able to write consistently?" Often, the development of a scholarly writing practice is last on the list of our priorities, given our multiple, demanding roles. The purpose of the presentation is to offer our audience a concise and enjoyable summary of the plentiful evidence that currently exists on how to create a successful writing practice, the foundations of which are daily writing, tracking, & accountability. This presentation is based on the research of Robert Boice and the work of Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).