ERIC Number: ED219986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Nursing Research: Position Statement.
Copp, Laurel; And Others
The role of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in encouraging research through the programs and activities of the member schools is discussed. It is suggested that the dean or administrative head of a college of nursing is in a position to influence nursing research activities. The principal role of the academic dean in promoting nursing research is to provide a strong research environment, principally through recruiting, maintaining, and sustaining faculty with the potential for scholarly activity. Specific attention is directed to the following ways in which the dean can promote nursing research activities: (1) development of faculty research skills and improvement of research productivity; (2) promotion of high quality teaching of research in the nursing curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate level; (3) improvement of personal grantsmanship skills as well as those of senior faculty; (4) promotion of understanding of and support for nursing research; (5) sustained communication and collaboration with professional groups and individuals promoting nursing research or conducting multidisciplinary research in which nursing participates; and (6) communication of nursing research findings. Three organizational goals of the AACN are to: include research-based presentations in AACN programs, communicate to the membership about research, and promote research information exchange; plan programs to provide deans with competencies in politics, ethics, finances, faculty development, content, and strategies of administration; and institutionalize the network concept by establishing liaison between those groups concerned with research from regional and national nursing organizations. A list of research project categories is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Role, Agency Role, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nursing Education, Productivity, Professional Associations, Research Projects, Research Skills, Research Utilization, Scholarship, Teacher Role
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Eleven Dupont Circle, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.