The impact of the Nurse Faculty Scholars program on schools of nursing

Angela Barron McBride, Jacquelyn Campbell, Taura Barr, Joanne Duffy, Emily Haozous, Jennifer Mallow, Georgia Narsavage, Nancy Ridenour, Laurie Theeke

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Background The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was conceptualized as not only promoting the growth and development of early-career faculty but as enhancing the research infrastructure of scholars’ schools of nursing. Purpose At the completion of the scholars’ three years of support, deans/directors were asked to provide feedback regarding the institutional impact of the scholars’ participation in the program. Methods Phone interviews were conducted on the first five completed cohorts and a six-item questionnaire was developed to obtain some quantitative data. Discussion The program was viewed as having accelerated the scholars’ leadership and scholarship, and their influence within the school/university and regionally/nationally. Deans/directors generally agreed that the scholars’ experience helped build the school's research portfolio. Conclusion Looking back on how the participating schools of nursing fared, one can say that the program's institutional expectations were achieved most of the time. The program helped scholars build their own reputations and that in turn had consequences for the school's standing as a whole. A number of components are described that can be replicated singly or in various combinations by schools/universities interested in adopting aspects of this program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalNursing outlook
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2017


  • Academic health centers
  • Doctoral education
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Faculty role
  • Faculty shortage
  • Institutional impact
  • Research development
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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