Examples of BAGNC alumni / ae in Leadership Roles
Results from the HGNI Evaluation Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H. School of Public Affairs Baruch College
Evaluation Methods Annual Web-based survey of all current and former Scholars and Fellows We present here combined results from three years of surveying –We used data from the first or second round of surveys for people who did not respond to third round –Note however that response rates are very high – around 90 percent
Expert geriatric nursing faculty Of 106 program alumni who responded to our surveys: –87, or 82.1%, are in a faculty position 19 are tenured 37 are in a tenure track position but not yet tenured 31 are in non tenure track positions –An additional 17 hold a research position –Former fellows more likely to have a faculty position; more scholars join faculty after they complete their dissertations
Educating nursing students in geriatric care Awardees responding to our surveys report teaching courses with a majority of geriatric content to –11,032 undergraduate nursing students –3,774 masters students –261 doctoral students
Educating nursing students in geriatric care They also report formally mentoring, advising or giving research support related to geriatric topics to –784 undergraduate nursing students –1,079 masters students –257 doctoral students –41 postdoctoral candidates
Building the research base for evidence-based geriatric care Survey respondents report producing –1,133 publications (articles, book chapters) on care of older adults –Of which 994 are peer-reviewed 597 report empirical findings 62 address research methods
Building the research base for evidence-based geriatric care They have also acquired a total of about $72 million in grant funding –$65 million with high relevance to the care of older adults –$7 million with some relevance
Showing leadership 106 BAGNC program alumni who responded to our survey reported holding these leadership positions after their award: –56.6% served as an officer/chair of a board, advisory group, committee or task force –45.3% have organized a symposium or conference –30.2% have led a quality improvement effort –26.4% have led a strategic planning effort –14.2% have served as a director of a program or institute –13.2% have been an editor of a journal or special issue of a journal
Fang Yu Accomplishments at All Levels: Impact on Career Perspective from a former Fellow
Developing a Vision At the end of graduate study: –Hurray, Im a PhD!!! ??? … SO WHAT? At the end of the Post-doctoral Fellowship: –A clear career vision as a researcher and leader
Passion for Gerontological Nursing Research Increase knowledge and skills for evolving and transcending the doctoral study –Assimilate multi-disciplinary knowledge –Develop high quality research Work with inter-disciplinary partners Improve critical thinking and writing skills
Vision as a Leader Learn from mentors who are role models Become a leader in inter-disciplinary work Develop skills to move toward a future leadership role
Hilaire Thompson Accomplishments at All Levels: Career Impact Perspective from a former Scholar
CDC Report to Congress 1999; MMWR, March 2, 2007 / 56(08);167-170 5-14 Rationale for Fellowship
Outcomes of my Fagin Fellowship Knowledge and skills –Geriatric competency –Teaching and mentoring Research –Funded program of research Leadership –Expert panel membership –Guideline development
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob Accomplishments at All Levels: A Deans Perspective
Kitty Buckwalter Accomplishments at All Levels: A Perspective on Distance Mentoring
How BAGNC has advanced distance mentoring/nrsg. science Background and history: DM BAGNC creates structure and processes to facilitate high quality DM Application process/Selection committee: criteria to make it work: detailed plan/timeline/letter/evaluation Resources: website (res areas) LC
Does Distance Mentoring (DM) Work? Recent study with mentees/colleagues* –N= 69 nurses; 40% in gerontology Online survey of nurses mentored for research, leadership, teaching, practice Explore how DM met participant needs and provide guidance for future mentees * Distance Mentoring: An Online Survey of Benefits and Challenges, (Lach, Hertz, Pomeroy, Resnick & Buckwalter)
Key Findings on Distance Mentoring Allowed mentoring and access to expertise and resources without relocation While participants wished for more time/interaction with the mentor, the mentoring for this group resulted in: –41 journal publications –12 books/chapters –31 grants Key suggestions: –Determine mentee goals and develop plan –Identify expectations of mentor and mentee –Use multiple methods for interaction – use technology! –Plan so time is used effectively –Plan for some regular time on- site with the mentor –Be flexible!
Conclusions Distance mentoring has many benefits and works when well planned BAGNC has helped to foster a culture change in nursing and to create a strong national presence of expert geriatric academic nurses.
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