The identity of the nursing academic: Between education and research

Mariela Aguayo González, Montserrat Castelló Badia, Carles Monereo Font

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This study aimed to analyze how nurses represent their role as nursing academics and their conceptions, strategies and feelings involved in teaching-learning and research in nursing. A qualitative study was conducted. To achieve this goal, a semi-structured interview was carried out with seven nurses who worked as teachers and researchers at a university in Barcelona, Spain. The data were analyzed through categories validated in a previous study with the support of The Atlas Ti program. The results evidenced that nurses are less equipped to develop the researcher role, and that the profession is not justified without a close relationship between nursing theory and practice. The nursing academics look for a balance between teaching and research and they also wish to promote the development of models and theories in their own discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-249
JournalTexto e Contexto Enfermagem
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Education, nursing
  • Nurse's role
  • Research


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