The growth and development of gerontological nurse leaders in policy

G. Adriana Perez, Diana J. Mason, J. Taylor Harden, Tara Cortes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background: The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Scholars/Fellows Award Program was designed to promote the growth and development of nurse scientists, educators, and leaders in aging. Purpose: McBride's conceptual framework of the growth and development of nurse leaders was used to examine the NHCGNE impact on health and aging policy work among scholars/fellows, including barriers, facilitators, and resources. Methods: A multimethod two-phased approach included an online survey (phase I) focused on research and policy impact at local, state, or national level. Telephone interviews (phase II) were conducted to further understand the nature, depth, and focus of respondents' policy work. Discussion: Based on our findings, we propose multilevel recommendations for advancing nurse scientists' capacity to be leaders in shaping policy. Conclusion: Keen research skills are influential in policy advancement but not sufficient to advance policy. Preparing nurse scientists with competencies in translating research into policy can ultimately transform health and health care for older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNursing Outlook
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017

Fingerprint

Growth and Development
Nurses
Nursing
Research
Health Policy
Interviews
Delivery of Health Care
Health

Keywords

  • Geriatric nursing workforce
  • Gerontological nursing
  • Health policy
  • Leadership
  • National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
  • Nursing academia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

The growth and development of gerontological nurse leaders in policy. / Perez, G. Adriana; Mason, Diana J.; Harden, J. Taylor; Cortes, Tara.

In: Nursing Outlook, 01.01.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perez, G. Adriana ; Mason, Diana J. ; Harden, J. Taylor ; Cortes, Tara. / The growth and development of gerontological nurse leaders in policy. In: Nursing Outlook. 2017.
@article{f8c4e4dffd364477b7b5b8918c2ef2ca,
title = "The growth and development of gerontological nurse leaders in policy",
abstract = "Background: The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Scholars/Fellows Award Program was designed to promote the growth and development of nurse scientists, educators, and leaders in aging. Purpose: McBride's conceptual framework of the growth and development of nurse leaders was used to examine the NHCGNE impact on health and aging policy work among scholars/fellows, including barriers, facilitators, and resources. Methods: A multimethod two-phased approach included an online survey (phase I) focused on research and policy impact at local, state, or national level. Telephone interviews (phase II) were conducted to further understand the nature, depth, and focus of respondents' policy work. Discussion: Based on our findings, we propose multilevel recommendations for advancing nurse scientists' capacity to be leaders in shaping policy. Conclusion: Keen research skills are influential in policy advancement but not sufficient to advance policy. Preparing nurse scientists with competencies in translating research into policy can ultimately transform health and health care for older adults.",
keywords = "Geriatric nursing workforce, Gerontological nursing, Health policy, Leadership, National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Nursing academia",
author = "Perez, {G. Adriana} and Mason, {Diana J.} and Harden, {J. Taylor} and Tara Cortes",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.005",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Nursing Outlook",
issn = "0029-6554",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The growth and development of gerontological nurse leaders in policy

AU - Perez, G. Adriana

AU - Mason, Diana J.

AU - Harden, J. Taylor

AU - Cortes, Tara

PY - 2017/1/1

Y1 - 2017/1/1

N2 - Background: The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Scholars/Fellows Award Program was designed to promote the growth and development of nurse scientists, educators, and leaders in aging. Purpose: McBride's conceptual framework of the growth and development of nurse leaders was used to examine the NHCGNE impact on health and aging policy work among scholars/fellows, including barriers, facilitators, and resources. Methods: A multimethod two-phased approach included an online survey (phase I) focused on research and policy impact at local, state, or national level. Telephone interviews (phase II) were conducted to further understand the nature, depth, and focus of respondents' policy work. Discussion: Based on our findings, we propose multilevel recommendations for advancing nurse scientists' capacity to be leaders in shaping policy. Conclusion: Keen research skills are influential in policy advancement but not sufficient to advance policy. Preparing nurse scientists with competencies in translating research into policy can ultimately transform health and health care for older adults.

AB - Background: The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Scholars/Fellows Award Program was designed to promote the growth and development of nurse scientists, educators, and leaders in aging. Purpose: McBride's conceptual framework of the growth and development of nurse leaders was used to examine the NHCGNE impact on health and aging policy work among scholars/fellows, including barriers, facilitators, and resources. Methods: A multimethod two-phased approach included an online survey (phase I) focused on research and policy impact at local, state, or national level. Telephone interviews (phase II) were conducted to further understand the nature, depth, and focus of respondents' policy work. Discussion: Based on our findings, we propose multilevel recommendations for advancing nurse scientists' capacity to be leaders in shaping policy. Conclusion: Keen research skills are influential in policy advancement but not sufficient to advance policy. Preparing nurse scientists with competencies in translating research into policy can ultimately transform health and health care for older adults.

KW - Geriatric nursing workforce

KW - Gerontological nursing

KW - Health policy

KW - Leadership

KW - National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence

KW - Nursing academia

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85035318564&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85035318564&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.005

DO - 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.005

M3 - Article

C2 - 29203093

AN - SCOPUS:85035318564

JO - Nursing Outlook

JF - Nursing Outlook

SN - 0029-6554

ER -