An application of nursing faculty practice: clinical camps

David Arthur, Kim Usher

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The incorporation of clinical practice into nursing faculty role expectations has triggered much debate. Despite the urge for the incorporation of practice into faculty roles, past research has demonstrated that the majority of faculties do not in fact include clinical practice. Reasons given for the failure of nurse academics to practice include lack of time, the failure of academia to value the practice, and the failure to include the practice as criteria for tenure and promotion. For faculty practice to occur it has been argued that clinical practice needs to be more a matter of individual intent: adaptable, and creative. Clinical camps provide potential opportunities for clinical practice for faculties. These camps, it is argued, offer the possibility of clinical teaching, promotion of collegial relationships between faculty and health care agencies, development of positive faculty‐student relationships, and a valuable research site. For this reason, it is argued that clinical camps be considered a viable venue for faculty practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)680-684
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes


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