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Title: Insights on leadership from early career nurse academics: findings from a mixed methods study
Contributor(s): Halcomb, Elizabeth (author); Jackson, Debra  (author); Daly, John (author); Gray, Joanne (author); Salamonson, Yenna (author); Andrew, Sharon (author); Peters, Kath (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12317
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Abstract: Aim: To explore the perceptions of early career nursing academics on leadership in academia. Background There is growing emphasis on leadership capacity building across all domains of nursing. However, there is limited evidence on leadership capacity in early career academics. This study tested an intervention to develop leadership capacity amongst early career nursing academics in two Australian universities. Methods: A sequential mixed methods design, using online surveys and semi-structured interviews, was used to collect data. Results: Twenty-three early career nursing academics participated. Most had experience of formal leadership roles and were aware of its importance to them as they developed their academic careers. Participants were able to discuss their own views of themselves as leaders; their perceptions of their own needs for leadership development, and ways in which they could seek to develop further as leaders. Conclusion: There is a need to provide initial and ongoing opportunities for leadership development amongst nurse academics. These opportunities should be contextualised and recognise factors such as gender, and the effects of structural oppression. Implications for nursing management: Nurse academics are involved in the preparation of the next generation of clinical leaders and it is imperative that they are able to articulate a clear view of leadership.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Nursing Management, 24(2), p. E155-E163
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: West Sussex, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0966-0429
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920210 Nursing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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