Call to action to support the success of midcareer nurse scientists

Academic Article


  • © 2018 Elsevier Inc. Mid-career nurse scientists in academia are at risk for burnout and departing scientific careers, particularly those in research-intensive academic settings. With the shortage of nursing faculty and the public health need for high-quality nursing research, it is critical to retain current research-focused individuals in nursing. In this paper, we discuss definitions and expectations of mid-career scientists, challenges and barriers faced by mid-career scientists, and opportunities for mid-career scientists, informed by both nursing and non-nursing literature. Finally, we focus on definitions and expectations, challenges, and opportunities specifically related to mid-career nurse scientists in research-intensive academic settings.
  • Published In

  • Nursing Outlook  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Kinser PA; Loerzel V; Matthews EE; Rice M
  • Start Page

  • 252
  • End Page

  • 258
  • Volume

  • 67
  • Issue

  • 3