Leadership mentoring in nursing research, career development and scholarly productivity: A systematic review

Authors Marieke Schuurmans , Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir , Angeli van der Zwaag
Published in International Journal of Nursing Studies
Publication date 2017
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article


Although nursing has been an academic discipline for decades, the infrastructure for nursing research in many countries is still fragile and struggling. Postdoctoral nurses have difficulties developing sustaining careers in nursing research due to lack of career opportunities. Considerable research has been conducted on leadership and mentoring in various areas of nursing. We aimed to systematically review the literature investigating leadership programs and mentoring for postdoctoral nurse researchers, as well as the influence of leadership and mentoring on research productivity, research career development, leadership knowledge and skills, the nurses' health and well-being, staff relationships, work culture and collaboration, salaries and postdoctoral nurses' experiences.


Language English
Published in International Journal of Nursing Studies
Key words verpleegkundig leiderschap, Onderzoek
Page range 21-34

Thóra Hafsteinsdóttir

Chronic Diseases