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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304226
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Longing to Lead: The Rise of the Nursing Academic Leader
Author(s):
Wilkes, Lesley M.; Jackson, Debra; Cross, Wendy; Daly, John
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Lesley M. Wilkes, PhD, MHPEd, GradDipED, CM, RN, l.wilkes@uws.edu.au; Debra Jackson, RN, PhD; Wendy Cross, PhD, MEd, BAppsSc (AdvNsg), RN, RPN, FRCNA, FACMHN; John Daly, RN, BA (Ed), BHSc (Nursing), MEd (Hons), PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: This paper is part of a larger study examining aspects of leadership required for deans of nursing in the 21st century. It aims to describe various career trajectories and pathways to nursing deanship in order for recommendations for succession planning to be developed.

Methods: As part of the larger qualitative study, oral histories were collected from 2011-2012 using conversations to capture the careers and educational pathways of 30 deans of nursing from Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. The conversations were transcribed and the individual dean career and educational pathway mapped and tabulated. From this, distinct career pathways were described. Exemplars are used in the results to emphasise career decisions and interruptions.

 Results: Distinct pathways discerned in the data analysis are elaborated and described: 1. The clinical specialty to teaching and thence the promotion and academic leadership route in the same institution, 2. The clinical specialty to clinical management to dean route, 3. The clinical speciality to teaching and academic leadership route and pursuit of deanship at a different institution, 4. The part-time clinical career, full time study, and 5. Serendipitous, political appointment deanship after clinical and teaching posts, not necessarily in nursing. The deans’ steps in education were pursued in various ways with most studying for higher degrees during their teaching and academic leadership posts.

Conclusion: This history of the career and educational pathways of these 30 deans allows us to learn from the past to inform the future of aspiring deans. Aspiring deans need to acquaint themselves with the need to pursue a doctoral qualification, gain management experience and possible leadership qualifications. Most importantly these aspirants need to determine the particular institutional culture into which they want to jump.

Keywords:
career and education pathways; succession planning; nursing deans
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLonging to Lead: The Rise of the Nursing Academic Leaderen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilkes, Lesley M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Debraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCross, Wendyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsLesley M. Wilkes, PhD, MHPEd, GradDipED, CM, RN, l.wilkes@uws.edu.au; Debra Jackson, RN, PhD; Wendy Cross, PhD, MEd, BAppsSc (AdvNsg), RN, RPN, FRCNA, FACMHN; John Daly, RN, BA (Ed), BHSc (Nursing), MEd (Hons), PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304226-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose</b>: </b> This paper is part of a larger study examining aspects of leadership required for deans of nursing in the 21<sup>st</sup> century. It aims to describe various career trajectories and pathways to nursing deanship in order for recommendations for succession planning to be developed. <p><b><b>Methods</b>: </b> As part of the larger qualitative study, oral histories were collected from 2011-2012 using conversations to capture the careers and educational pathways of 30 deans of nursing from Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. The conversations were transcribed and the individual dean career and educational pathway mapped and tabulated. From this, distinct career pathways were described. Exemplars are used in the results to emphasise career decisions and interruptions. <p> <b><b>Results</b>: </b> Distinct pathways discerned in the data analysis are elaborated and described: 1. The clinical specialty to teaching and thence the promotion and academic leadership route in the same institution, 2. The clinical specialty to clinical management to dean route, 3. The clinical speciality to teaching and academic leadership route and pursuit of deanship at a different institution, 4. The part-time clinical career, full time study, and 5. Serendipitous, political appointment deanship after clinical and teaching posts, not necessarily in nursing. The deans’ steps in education were pursued in various ways with most studying for higher degrees during their teaching and academic leadership posts. <p><b><b>Conclusion</b>: </b> This history of the career and educational pathways of these 30 deans allows us to learn from the past to inform the future of aspiring deans. Aspiring deans need to acquaint themselves with the need to pursue a doctoral qualification, gain management experience and possible leadership qualifications. Most importantly these aspirants need to determine the particular institutional culture into which they want to jump.en_GB
dc.subjectcareer and education pathwaysen_GB
dc.subjectsuccession planningen_GB
dc.subjectnursing deansen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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