Scholarship in neuroscience nursing

Joanne Hickey, Lisa V. Duffy, Janice L. Hinkle, Virginia Prendergast, Lori M. Rhudy, Cindy Sullivan, Nancy E. Villanueva

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BACKGROUND Scholarship is a hallmark of all professions and includes research and practice scholarship. Building the science for practice and care is a major responsibility of each profession. METHODS The purpose of this article is to define clinical science as it applies to neuroscience nursing as well as to establish the foundation for the work of the Clinical Science Committee of the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing. CONCLUSIONS Research scholars conduct investigations for discovery of new knowledge. Practice scholars develop clinical knowledge through clinical practice and experience and an inquiring mindset that questions why and how certain methods or processes contribute to the achievement of certain outcomes; they look for better ways to improve processes of care and practice that will achieve optimal evidence-based outcomes. Scholarship in both research and practice domains is critical to the advancement of neuroscience nursing. Many opportunities exist for neuroscience nurses to contribute to clinical science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019


  • clinical scholarship
  • evidence-based practice
  • research
  • scholarship
  • science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical–Surgical


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