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The career core of successful scientific leaders in nursing – Their motivators and strategies

Garmy, Pernilla LU and Forsberg, Anna LU (2020) In Journal of Healthcare Leadership 12. p.49-57
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Background: No studies explore the career core of successful scientific leaders in nursing, a context where role models and career support would be desirable. To achieve a successful academic career, there is a need for an in-depth understanding of how successful scientific leaders in healthcare think in order to guide junior researchers through their early careers. Aim: To explore the main concern of successful scientific leaders in nursing and their mindset, motivators and strategies for dealing with it. Methods: A strategic group of 24 scientific leaders in nursing (professors and associate professors) in the United States (US) (n=12) and Sweden (n=12) was interviewed. The transcribed text was analysed using grounded theory. Results:... (More)

Background: No studies explore the career core of successful scientific leaders in nursing, a context where role models and career support would be desirable. To achieve a successful academic career, there is a need for an in-depth understanding of how successful scientific leaders in healthcare think in order to guide junior researchers through their early careers. Aim: To explore the main concern of successful scientific leaders in nursing and their mindset, motivators and strategies for dealing with it. Methods: A strategic group of 24 scientific leaders in nursing (professors and associate professors) in the United States (US) (n=12) and Sweden (n=12) was interviewed. The transcribed text was analysed using grounded theory. Results: The core category, fulfilment, summarizes a process where the generated grounded theory is presented through four main categories: create, struggle, interact and maintain, illustrating how the informants dealt with fulfilment, which was their main concern. The theoretical link between the strategies is professional dedication through reflection, characterized by a will to go beyond themselves to be clinically useful and implement their research. Conclusion: Successful scientific leaders in nursing construct a foundation for professional fulfilment by doing good for patients and improving the healthcare system maintaining being creative and interacting with others, all of which involve a great deal of struggle.

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1179-3201
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  abstract     = {<p>Background: No studies explore the career core of successful scientific leaders in nursing, a context where role models and career support would be desirable. To achieve a successful academic career, there is a need for an in-depth understanding of how successful scientific leaders in healthcare think in order to guide junior researchers through their early careers. Aim: To explore the main concern of successful scientific leaders in nursing and their mindset, motivators and strategies for dealing with it. Methods: A strategic group of 24 scientific leaders in nursing (professors and associate professors) in the United States (US) (n=12) and Sweden (n=12) was interviewed. The transcribed text was analysed using grounded theory. Results: The core category, fulfilment, summarizes a process where the generated grounded theory is presented through four main categories: create, struggle, interact and maintain, illustrating how the informants dealt with fulfilment, which was their main concern. The theoretical link between the strategies is professional dedication through reflection, characterized by a will to go beyond themselves to be clinically useful and implement their research. Conclusion: Successful scientific leaders in nursing construct a foundation for professional fulfilment by doing good for patients and improving the healthcare system maintaining being creative and interacting with others, all of which involve a great deal of struggle.</p>},
  author       = {Garmy, Pernilla and Forsberg, Anna},
  issn         = {1179-3201},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {49--57},
  series       = {Journal of Healthcare Leadership},
  title        = {The career core of successful scientific leaders in nursing – Their motivators and strategies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JHL.S255093},
  doi          = {10.2147/JHL.S255093},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2020},
}