On September 1, 2022, the Journal of Nursing Education
published an editorial by Dr. Vernell DeWitty, AACN’s Senior Consultant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Dr. Danielle McCamey, Founder and President of DNPs of Color, titled Mentorship and Sponsorship—Viable Strategies for Increasing Nursing School Faculty
. Though recruiting and developing faculty from diverse backgrounds is a priority, achieving this goal remains elusive for many schools. The authors outline how experienced nurse educators can address this issue by serving as mentors needed to retain faculty of color and as sponsors to elevate the career trajectory of future nurse leaders.
In the July-August 2022 issue of Nursing Outlook
, Dr. Julia Snethen from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee published on editorial on Sharing the Value: The PhD in Nursing
. The author encourages nurse leaders to consider how nurse scientists are making a positive impact on health and how best to relay this message to stakeholders. “Increasing nurses understanding of why the research-intensive PhD is valuable, and being able to explain that value to others, might encourage more nurses to enroll in PhD programs.” AACN’s recent position statement
is cited as a good source on highlighting the value of the PhD.