Passionate scholarship 2001-2010: a vision for making academe safer for joyous risk-takers

ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2010 Jan-Mar;33(1):E50-64. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181cd83ab.


What is passionate scholarship? According to students and graduates from a nursing doctoral program interviewed 10 years ago, passionate scholars must risk committing to a personally meaningful and socially relevant topic close to the heart. This insight spawned a string of exploratory inquiries and educational interventions in search of the "ideal conditions" that foster passionate scholarship. Updating the findings of that original study published in Advances in Nursing Science in 2001, this article describes a 3-year, faculty development initiative. Beyond increasing scholarly productivity, the findings suggest that turning faculty groups into communities of scholarly caring can make academic environments safer for passionate risk-takers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Education, Nursing, Graduate / organization & administration
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Empathy
  • Faculty, Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Fellowships and Scholarships / organization & administration*
  • Happiness
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Mentors / psychology
  • Nursing Research* / education
  • Nursing Research* / organization & administration
  • Publishing
  • Research Design
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Social Support