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What is Scholarship in Nursing?

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Scholarship in nursing can be defined as those activities that systematically advance the teaching, research, and practice of nursing through rigorous inquiry that 1) is significant to the profession, 2) is creative, 3) can be documented, 4) can be replicated or elaborated, and 5) can be peer-reviewed through various methods. The definition is applied in the following standards that describe scholarship in nursing (Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/positions/scholar.htm 7/5/2010).

Boyer's Model of Scholarship

Generating new knowledge

Creatively connecting teacher’s understanding & students’ learning

Using knowledge to solve societal problems

Discovering new relationships across disciplines; synthesizing knowledge

Click here for a student's perspective of Scholarship.

Ernest L. Boyer (1928-1995)
Photo from: http://www.messiah.edu/ boyer_center/about_boyer/
AACN Position Statement
March 1999