Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 26(1) March 2013 : 24-29.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2013.23277
Special Focus on Nurse Scholarship

Scholarship in Nursing: Current View

Sonia Acorn and Marg Osborne


Knowledge, as it relates to scholarship, has traditionally been developed through research, which for years was viewed as the sole method of knowledge generation. An expanded view of scholarship was proposed by Boyer, and includes the scholarship of discovery, integration, teaching, and application. This broader framework of scholarship is more suited to today's world. The aim of this paper is to provide clarification regarding the definition and criteria of scholarship and the differences between scholarly activities and scholarship. Nurses are held to the same standards of knowledge generation as other disciplines. There should be clarity on differentiating scholarly activities from scholarship.



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