Future leaders in nursing science
18 July 2017
The project Nursing Leadership Educational Program for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Nurses in Europe, also known as Nurse-Lead, is receiving a grant of over 340,000 euros from the European Erasmus + program. Nurse-Lead is an educational program set up by an international group of nursing scholars. Their aim is to develop leadership and skills among PhD students and nurses with a PhD.
A number of European countries, including the Netherlands, suffer from a shortage of nurses. Boosting the nursing science may help solve this problem. University-trained nurses give impetus to professionalizing the professional nursing practice; their research contributes to a higher quality and cost-effectiveness of nursing care.
However, the nursing science is not developing at the required speed in every country. In many countries, the contribution from nursing scholars is not a matter of course. Upon completing the PhD program,...