A summative evaluation of productivity and accomplishments of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program participants

Gordon Lee Gillespie, C. Ann Gakumo, Diane Von Ah, Daniel J. Pesut, Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, Tami Thomas

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Abstract

From 2008 to 2017, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program inspired, developed, and supported cohorts of next generation national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards. With support from mentors, scholars in the program created individual development plans focused on scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership. The curriculum of the scholar development program combined goals and objectives related to leadership development, enhancement of nursing education skills, and focused programs of research and scholarship. In addition, program outcomes emphasized engagement in institutional, university, and professional governance systems. This article describes and recounts findings from the program participants regarding accomplishments, productivity, and facilitators contributing to their achievement of program outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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Scholars in the program created, with support from mentors, individual development plans focused on scholarship, teaching, service, and leadership. Identified program outcomes incorporated goals and objectives related to leadership development, nursing education skills, and the creation of focused programs of scholarship. In addition, program outcomes fostered engagement and skill development in institutional, university, and professional governance systems. Long-term program outcomes were to establish scholars in the discipline to be next generation academic leaders. Efforts to achieve outcomes focused on scholars' development of academic career plans that integrated research and teaching ( Hickey et al., 2014 ). The three-year orchestrated leadership development curriculum was created by a National Advisory Committee and directed by a senior program officer, a program director, and the Chair of the National Advisory Committee ( Campbell et al., 2017 ). The program's curriculum included learning opportunities delivered through biannual conferences, conference planning, and webinars on many topics such as university finances, the role of foundations, scholarly leadership, role of private and federal agencies, health policy, intervention research, institutional leadership, key trends in academia, diversity, community engagement, board training, and communication and media training ( Hickey et al., 2014 ).

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© 2017 Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

  • Career development
  • Individual development plan
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Nursing academia

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