An Exploration of the Pre-Tenure and Tenure Process Experiences of Nursing Faculty

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601732
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Exploration of the Pre-Tenure and Tenure Process Experiences of Nursing Faculty
Other Titles:
Nursing Faculty Experiences and Perceptions [Session]
Author(s):
Singh, Mina D.; Pilkington, F. Beryl; Patrick, Linda J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mina D. Singh, RN, minsingh@yorku.ca; F. Beryl Pilkington, ; Linda J. Patrick, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Background: Recruiting qualified applicants is a challenging priority in a very competitive market with schools experiencing vacancies that remain unfilled for extended periods of time. The work environment for new faculty hires is often very stressful as they adjust to the many pressures of academia that includes teaching responsibilities, research, publishing and service. The scarcity of qualified applicants for vacant positions has prompted some schools to 'grow their own' through the creation of limited-term positions that convert to tenure-track upon completion of a PhD.' Limited-terms are often labour intensive with increased teaching responsibilities and unforgiving workload demands of PhD study. Some new hires may attempt to maintain a clinical presence that adds to their stress and energy expenditures.Purpose: To explore the experiences of nursing faculty in pre-tenure and recently tenured academic positions. Design: This study used a mixed-methods approach for data collection and data analysis using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Methods: In-depth, semi'structured telephone interviews were conducted with 14 faculty volunteers after the completion of an on-line survey. Interviews were taped and transcribed verbatim and authors identified major themes through independent analysis, coding and joint discussion. Findings:' Nursing faculty participants identified factors that hinder and support the journey to tenure in academic settings. Conclusions: In depth interviews further clarified the expectations of tenure track nursing faculty that were identified in the survey findings of this mixed methods study. A supportive culture within the organization and nursing unit with empowering leadership, mentoring and support were viewed as critical to meeting individual academic goals. Clinical Relevance: Perceived support within an organizational culture that empowers individual professional growth towards tenure in academic settings may increase retention and promote success of new faculty in an increasingly competitive environment.
Keywords:
nursing academia; culture and empowerment
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15K09
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAn Exploration of the Pre-Tenure and Tenure Process Experiences of Nursing Facultyen
dc.title.alternativeNursing Faculty Experiences and Perceptions [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Mina D.en
dc.contributor.authorPilkington, F. Berylen
dc.contributor.authorPatrick, Linda J.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMina D. Singh, RN, minsingh@yorku.ca; F. Beryl Pilkington, ; Linda J. Patrick, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601732-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Background: Recruiting qualified applicants is a challenging priority in a very competitive market with schools experiencing vacancies that remain unfilled for extended periods of time. The work environment for new faculty hires is often very stressful as they adjust to the many pressures of academia that includes teaching responsibilities, research, publishing and service. The scarcity of qualified applicants for vacant positions has prompted some schools to 'grow their own' through the creation of limited-term positions that convert to tenure-track upon completion of a PhD.' Limited-terms are often labour intensive with increased teaching responsibilities and unforgiving workload demands of PhD study. Some new hires may attempt to maintain a clinical presence that adds to their stress and energy expenditures.Purpose: To explore the experiences of nursing faculty in pre-tenure and recently tenured academic positions. Design: This study used a mixed-methods approach for data collection and data analysis using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Methods: In-depth, semi'structured telephone interviews were conducted with 14 faculty volunteers after the completion of an on-line survey. Interviews were taped and transcribed verbatim and authors identified major themes through independent analysis, coding and joint discussion. Findings:' Nursing faculty participants identified factors that hinder and support the journey to tenure in academic settings. Conclusions: In depth interviews further clarified the expectations of tenure track nursing faculty that were identified in the survey findings of this mixed methods study. A supportive culture within the organization and nursing unit with empowering leadership, mentoring and support were viewed as critical to meeting individual academic goals. Clinical Relevance: Perceived support within an organizational culture that empowers individual professional growth towards tenure in academic settings may increase retention and promote success of new faculty in an increasingly competitive environment.en
dc.subjectnursing academiaen
dc.subjectculture and empowermenten
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:54:04Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:54:04Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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