The Nature of Scholarship, a Career Legacy Map and Advanced Practice

An Important Triad

  • Laserina O'Connor

Part of the Advanced Practice in Nursing book series (APN)

About this book


This book, endorsed by the International Council of Nurses, explores a new conversation around scholarly talents for advanced candidate /nurse practitioners that comprise a variety of forms such as teaching, synthesis, discovery, engagement and application. It offers an expansive view of Boyer’s scholarship, with a call to action for advanced candidate /nurse practitioners to thoughtfully plan and map their personal goals and capabilities, that will mark them as professionals and future scholars needed in today’s challenging and changing professional workplace.   
Knowing how to apply the various forms of scholarship to problems of practice within one’s field of expertise and the implications of Boyer’s pillars of scholarship for advanced candidate / nurse practitioners are interweaved throughout this book. 
The volume discusses the science of career cartography, alongside legacy planning and career mapping. The toolkit illustrates a guide for advanced candidate /nurse practitioners to create their individual career legacy map and reflect on how they wish to contribute to the discipline of nursing, while working to improve the lives of others. 
This book serves as a catalyst for robust conversations among scholar practitioners on the very nature of clinical scholarship


Theory Practice Gap Metrics Advanced Nurse Practitioner Scholarship of Discovery, Application, Teaching, Engagement Science of Cartography Legacy Mapping Communities of practice Person-Centred Care

Authors and affiliations

  • Laserina O'Connor
    • 1
  1. 1.UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health SystemsUniversity College Dublin (UCD)BelfieldIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91694-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91695-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-3917
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-3925
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