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Empowerment and Mentoring in Nursing Academia

Mina D. Singh, F. Beryl Pilkington and Linda Patrick


In 2011, there was an expected shortage of 200 full-time faculty. While there are an estimated 322 graduate students in Nurse Practitioner and Masters/PhD programs in Canada today, the supply of potential new faculty falls short of the anticipated demand in the years ahead (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing). This mixed method study explored how organizational culture and the perceived level of psychological and structural empowerment are associated with one’s work environment among Canadian nursing faculty and to explore the state of mentorship in schools of nursing.

Funding statement: Note: This research was funded by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and the 2012 Pat Griffin Research ScholarAward..


We thank Nancy Purdy, RN, PhD (Associate Professor, Ryerson University) for her extraordinary support on this project.


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Published Online: 2014-6-6
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