PROFESSION AND SOCIETY
Important Considerations When Applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013
Published 2013. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 45, Issue 2, pages 210–218, June 2013
How to Cite
Sherry, D., Fennessy, M. M., Benavente, V. G., Ruppar, T. M. and Collins, E. G. (2013), Important Considerations When Applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45: 210–218. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12012
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 OCT 2012
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Postdoctoral
- Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
- National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Nursing Research
- Postdoctoral nurse fellowship;
- graduate training;
- nurse education
To examine important decision points that graduates should consider before applying for a postdoctoral fellowship.
A literature review was performed.
Findings and Conclusions
A synthesis of the present data on the postdoctoral fellowship, eligibility criteria, application process, and important considerations was provided. Experiential knowledge from four present postdoctoral fellows was included. The goals, advantages, and disadvantages of the fellowship were discussed. In conclusion, the postdoctoral fellowship was examined to offer important considerations in the decision to pursue this opportunity.
The clinical relevance of this article is related to the training and education of nurses to become the next generation of independent, successful scholars and scientists. Postdoctoral training adds valuable contributions and quality to the field of nursing.