Academic nursing leaders are providing strategic and innovative leadership in the advancement of research and scholarship within the Schools of Nursing. The leadership strategies and practices to support and strengthen the culture of research and scholarship within nursing education are varied. The Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing established an Institute for Nursing Scholarship (INS) to support the advancement of scholarly work in both nursing education and practice. The INS provides a resource hub for the engagement of faculty regarding all aspects of research, scholarship and innovation. Founded largely on the Boyer Model of Scholarship and its scholarly pillars of discovery, application, integration, teaching, and service, faculty access support for research, grant writing, preparation of publications, presentations, and innovative initiatives. Positioned within a richly diverse nursing education environment, the INS facilitates educational sessions on a variety of scholarly topics. Visiting scholars also contribute to the engagement of collaborative research and scholarship. This presentation will discuss the leadership practices and strategies employed to successfully establish a culture of research and scholarship. The driving forces and foundational components that led to the successful establishment of the INS will be discussed, along with the influence of the INS on the dramatic increase in faculty engagement in research and scholarship.
Audience Take Away
• You will learn about leadership practices effective in advancing research and scholarship
• You will learn about the role and benefits of the Institute for Nursing Scholarship
• You will discuss strategies for engagement of faculty in research and scholarship