A recent Twitter chat facilitated by the @NurseEducToday socialmedia team provoked a particularly strong reaction among a range of contributors. The focus of the discussion – expectations of the nurse academic – resulted in a high level of engagement from several participants who clearly held strong views, which were surprisingly polarised. Here we explore aspects of this polarization; and what it might mean for nurses working in academia. Our aim is to reflect on what this dialogue might tell us about current thinking in the profession, specifically around how nurse academics see themselves, what they expect from self and others, and what they are prepared to do to meet these,often, self-generated expectations.
Massey, D., Ion, R. M., & Jackson, D. (2019). I want it all and I want it now. Challenging the traditional nursing academic paradigm. Nurse Education Today, 80, 12-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.05.035