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The growth and development of gerontological nurse leaders in policy.

Authors
  • Perez, G Adriana1
  • Mason, Diana J2
  • Harden, J Taylor3
  • Cortes, Tara A4
  • 1 Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC.
  • 3 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD.
  • 4 Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York, NY.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing outlook
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
66
Issue
2
Pages
168–179
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.005
PMID: 29203093
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

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. 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. 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. Based on our findings, we propose multilevel recommendations for advancing nurse scientists' capacity to be leaders in shaping policy. 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. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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