Mentorship for Nurse Scientists: Strategies for Growth From the Oncology Nursing Society Research Mentorship Task Force.
PROBLEM STATEMENT:To describe research mentorship strategies needed to strengthen oncology nursing science and ensure that a cadre of nurse scientists are available to carry out the research mission of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). DESIGN:Multimethod consensus-building approach by content experts of the ONS Research Mentorship Task Force and approval by the ONS Board of Directors was employed. DATA SOURCES:Expert opinion, surveys, notes from an all-day research mentorship retreat, and literature review were used. ANALYSIS:Content analysis was used to synthesize notes from the research mentorship retreat. FINDINGS:Various strategies were identified to strengthen the pipeline of oncology nurse scientists and promote development across the career trajectory. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE:Mentorship is essential to advance the growth and impact of oncology nursing science and requires support throughout the career trajectory.
Rosenzweig, MQ; Bailey, DE; Bush, NJ; Coombs, LA; Lehto, RH; Loerzel, V; Sun, V; Mooney, K; Cooley, ME
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