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Implementing a clinical academic career pathway in nursing: criteria for success and challeneges ahead

Implementing a clinical academic career pathway in nursing: criteria for success and challeneges ahead
Implementing a clinical academic career pathway in nursing: criteria for success and challeneges ahead
Following the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration’s (UKCRC) (2007) recommendations on careers in clinical research, there has been growing anticipation in the United Kingdom about the real potential for establishing career pathways for nurses and allied health professionals that will enable them to combine a focus on both clinical and academic roles. However, it is recognized that the implementation of this initiative will require charting largely untested waters, with issues ranging from establishing joint University: health service employment contracts, to harmonizing clinical and research roles and ensuring sustainability of funding for clinical academic posts. This paper will outline the implementation of a pilot clinical academic career initiative, which has been modelled on the UKCRC framework. We will illuminate the processes and structures employed and reflect on the factors that appear critical to the successful establishment of a clinical academic career pathway. Additionally, our experience has enabled us to identify challenges that will need to be addressed by a range of stakeholders if clinical academic careers are to flourish and deliver their potential at a national level as a modern career option for nurses and allied health professionals.
clinical academic careers, clinical research, research capability, research capacity
137-148
Latter, Sue
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MacLeod Clark, Jill
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Geddes, Cathy
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Kitsell, Fleur
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Latter, Sue
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Geddes, Cathy
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Kitsell, Fleur
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Latter, Sue, MacLeod Clark, Jill, Geddes, Cathy and Kitsell, Fleur (2009) Implementing a clinical academic career pathway in nursing: criteria for success and challeneges ahead. Journal of Research in Nursing, 14 (2), 137-148. (doi:10.1177/1744987108102003).

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Following the United Kingdom Clinical Research Collaboration’s (UKCRC) (2007) recommendations on careers in clinical research, there has been growing anticipation in the United Kingdom about the real potential for establishing career pathways for nurses and allied health professionals that will enable them to combine a focus on both clinical and academic roles. However, it is recognized that the implementation of this initiative will require charting largely untested waters, with issues ranging from establishing joint University: health service employment contracts, to harmonizing clinical and research roles and ensuring sustainability of funding for clinical academic posts. This paper will outline the implementation of a pilot clinical academic career initiative, which has been modelled on the UKCRC framework. We will illuminate the processes and structures employed and reflect on the factors that appear critical to the successful establishment of a clinical academic career pathway. Additionally, our experience has enabled us to identify challenges that will need to be addressed by a range of stakeholders if clinical academic careers are to flourish and deliver their potential at a national level as a modern career option for nurses and allied health professionals.

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: clinical academic careers, clinical research, research capability, research capacity

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Local EPrints ID: 66912
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66912
PURE UUID: 092b9594-a7ec-4283-b5ff-a5e511ed2f06
ORCID for Sue Latter: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0973-0512

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2009
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:49

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