Specific Recommendations Related to the Nurse-Scientist Workforce
Most of the recommendations that impact nurse-scientists may be found in Chapter 7. The following recommendations are unique to nurse-scientists and responsive to the challenges identified above.
- Increase NIH support for nurse-scientists to engage in team science, particularly at institutions where there is an existing cadre of nursing researchers to serve as mentors.
- NIH should encourage more people to take advantage of currently offered programs that provide research training for nurses earlier in their careers, including programs that admit students into doctoral-level training directly following their undergraduate degrees.