Mentoring Nurse Faculty: Outcomes of a Three-Year Clinical Track Faculty Initiative

Carol Shieh, Deborah L. Cullen

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Clinical track faculty often lack mentoring opportunities needed to develop their scholarship which may hinder their academic promotion. The Clinical Track Faculty Mentoring Initiative was designed to foster scholarship development and academic promotion of clinical assistant professors. Fifteen clinical assistant professors in two cohorts and their mentors participated in the Initiative. Each Cohort lasted two years with one overlapping year. Participating clinical assistant professors were required to attend five check-in meetings, a summer writing workshop, school and university promotion information sessions, and mentor-protégé meetings. Program outcomes were assessed quarterly and they included knowledge of promotion processes, mentorship quality, scholarship productivity, and academic promotion. Scores on knowledge of promotion processes and perceived mentorship quality among participating clinical assistant professors were significantly increased. Participating clinical assistant professors published, on average, 3.33 papers and delivered 6.4 presentations in two years. The Initiative demonstrated an effective mentoring program that incorporated a multimethod approach with clear program goals, strong systems support, and high mentorship quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-169
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • Academic promotion
  • Clinical track faculty
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Faculty scholarship
  • Nurse faculty
  • Nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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