Mentorship for Nurse Scientists: Strategies for Growth From the Oncology Nursing Society Research Mentorship Task Force

Margaret Rosenzweig

Donald E. Bailey

Nancy Jo Bush

Lorinda A. Coombs

Rebecca Lehto

Victoria Loerzel

Virginia Sun

Kathi Mooney

Mary E. Cooley
nurse scientist, mentorship, oncology nursing science, career development
ONF 2019, 46(6), 769-774. DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.769-774

Problem Statement: To describe research mentorship strategies needed to strengthen oncology nursing science and ensure that a cadre of nurse scientists are available to carry out the research mission of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).

Design: Multimethod consensus-building approach by content experts of the ONS Research Mentorship Task Force and approval by the ONS Board of Directors was employed.

Data Sources: Expert opinion, surveys, notes from an all-day research mentorship retreat, and literature review were used.

Analysis: Content analysis was used to synthesize notes from the research mentorship retreat.

Findings: Various strategies were identified to strengthen the pipeline of oncology nurse scientists and promote development across the career trajectory.

Implications for Practice: Mentorship is essential to advance the growth and impact of oncology nursing science and requires support throughout the career trajectory.

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