#WeNurseAcademics - Tuesday 17th May 2022 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Starting as a new Nursing Academic, where to begin!

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Moving over to higher education from clinical practice is a big challenge. We have all been there! 

Student cohorts are increasing in size to meet the workforce demand and naturally, this means the sector is recruiting more new nursing academics to help deliver education programmes.

Recruitment and Attrition is key to ensuring we can deliver high-quality nursing education with a well-supported and thriving workforce. The support offered across HEI’s will be very different for new nursing academia’s and we can all learn and share experiences and practices.

At times recruitment can be hard, it isn’t always a career progression that is thought of in clinical practice. There is more that can be done to enhance workforce planning.

During this tweetchat we'll be working through the following questions:

  • What attracted you to the role and how have you or did you find the move?
  • What support do you have in place for new academics joining your institutions? 
  • How can we enhance recruitment into the nursing academic role?
  • What tips do you have for someone starting out as a new nursing academic or thinking about making the transition from clinical practice?

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 #WeNurseAcademics transcript

 
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:00
Welcome! It's great to be back with the #WeNurseAcademics tweet chats! Let's check-in, how is everyone? https://t.co/tUEIxWkzZc
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:01
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@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:01
Not joined a tweetchat before, it's super simple: 1. Click on #WeNurseAcademics to see the chat 2. Keep an eye out for questions! 3. Add #WeNurseAcademics to your tweets to join in. YES, your views are super valuable to the chat. https://t.co/G88rA2xg2j
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:02
Tonight's #WeNurseAcademics has been put together by @Helenski17 who'll also be guiding us through the chat this evening. Thanks for your #weNurseAcedmics support Helen :) https://t.co/a6Ph9TGDAO
@clarahopscotch
17 May 2022 20:02
@WeNurses Hello! Bit frazzled after being at a conference but I have tea! #wenurseacademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:02
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics tired but ok ?? https://t.co/AZOElWqB91
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:02
RT @WeNurses: Welcome! It's great to be back with the #WeNurseAcademics tweet chats! Let's check-in, how is everyone? https://t.co/tUEIx…
@Helenski17
17 May 2022 20:03
@WeNurses Hi everyone! Thanks so much for joining! #WeNurseAcademics! https://t.co/zFJIQDKg8R
@natasha_RMN5
17 May 2022 20:03
@WeNurses Been a busy week so far already - looking forward to some down time this evening #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:03
RT @WeNurses: Welcome! It's great to be back with the #WeNurseAcademics tweet chats! Let's check-in, how is everyone? https://t.co/tUEIx…
@AntaDiallo08
17 May 2022 20:03
@WeNurses Good evening #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:03
@WeNurses Good evening from @EHSDresden! In full #histnursing/#histmed/#medicaltheory mode, but ready to debate our future. #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:04
@WeNurses Hey ?? I’m here #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:04
RT @WeNurses: Welcome! It's great to be back with the #WeNurseAcademics tweet chats! Let's check-in, how is everyone? https://t.co/tUEIx…
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:04
RT @WeNurses: Tonight's #WeNurseAcademics has been put together by @Helenski17 who'll also be guiding us through the chat this evening. T…
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:04
@JillAnneWill Welcome Jill, hope you have a drink of choice to keep you going! #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:05
#WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What attracted you to the role and how have you or did you find the move?" Remembering to add #WeNurseAcademics to your replies, please. https://t.co/CmraxA09Do
@Lucia_Amponsaa
17 May 2022 20:05
@WeNurses Doing great… Hello everyone #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:05
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What att…
@hepworth_becky
17 May 2022 20:05
@WeNurses Hi ?? Lurking from the IOW. #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:05
@clarahopscotch Hi Claire, thank you for taking the time to join us :) Hope you had a productive day at your conference! #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:06
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What att…
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:06
@WeNurses Hiya #WeNurseAcademics excited to be joining, about to finish my first year as a student nurse !
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:06
@Mermcm Welcome! Tired seems to be a theme tonight #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:07
@WeNurses Actually, it was the frequent answer to my questions during German non-academic #nursing training: "Anja, that is a very interesting question, but we do not have time for this." #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:07
@thesismum @EHSDresden Hello! Thank you for joining! #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:07
RT @WeNurses: @thesismum @EHSDresden Hello! Thank you for joining! #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:07
@natasha_RMN5 Hi! Thank you for joining :) #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:07
@WeNurses Have always loved teaching, & was excited by the opportunity to join the University I completed my pre-reg education at. It’s been a challenging but rewarding 18m - still learning the ropes but starting to get stuck in more after first (nearly) full teaching yr #WeNurseAcademics
@AcademicRN
17 May 2022 20:08
@WeNurses It’s marking season with me #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:08
@WeNurses Hi folks #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:09
@hepworth_becky Hi Becky! Thanks for joining! #WeNurseAcademics
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:09
@WeNurses Hello ?? #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:09
@WeNurses I enjoy learning and helping people and nursing has a nice mix of both. The transition has been difficult but with the support of my cohort and tutors it’s been alright. Have you got any tips ? #WeNurseAcademics
@tharry
17 May 2022 20:09
RT @WeNurses: Tonight's #WeNurseAcademics has been put together by @Helenski17 who'll also be guiding us through the chat this evening. T…
@tharry
17 May 2022 20:09
RT @WeNurses: Not joined a tweetchat before, it's super simple: 1. Click on #WeNurseAcademics to see the chat 2. Keep an eye out for ques…
@tharry
17 May 2022 20:09
RT @WeNurses: Welcome! It's great to be back with the #WeNurseAcademics tweet chats! Let's check-in, how is everyone? https://t.co/tUEIx…
@tharry
17 May 2022 20:09
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What att…
@clarahopscotch
17 May 2022 20:09
@WeNurses My role is probably not the traditional academic one. It came up at a time when I needed a new job and I'd always wanted to get into nurse education. And I love it. #WeNurseAcademics
@hepworth_becky
17 May 2022 20:10
@WeNurses @Helenski17 told me too! #WeNurseAcademics
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:10
@WeNurses I didn’t think too much about it when someone told me about the post. I was working in research so it didn’t seem like a drastic change. How wrong was I?! #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:10
@AcademicRN Busy busy! #WeNurseAcademics
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:10
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What att…
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:10
@Jenny_naftel Hi! Fab news, thank you for joining :) #WeNurseAcademics
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:10
@WeNurses Hey all ?? I’m lurking from the beautiful South West! I had a mandatory study day today and actually found it really good! #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:11
@PoppyS212002 @WeNurses Interesting, do you think if you hadn’t had the experience prior it would have been different ? #WeNurseAcademics
@emajay78
17 May 2022 20:11
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I have always wanted to teach and Covid gave me the kick up the backside to do something about it! I’ve been able to combine my love of teaching with my love of nursing!
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:11
@emajay78 Hi Emma! #WeNurseAcademics
@AcademicRN
17 May 2022 20:12
@WeNurses Very! 21 scripts to go #WeNurseAcademics https://t.co/ujs8iQNXe1
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:12
RT @emajay78: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I have always wanted to teach and Covid gave me the kick up the backside to do something about i…
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:12
@MrsBeautyHall @MidYorkshireNHS Hi! Wow! thats a lot of awards, congratulations! #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:12
@DannGoodingRN @WeNurses Mandatory and willing to learn/study should not be used together methinks. How was your day Dann? #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:12
@PoppyS212002 Hi Poppy! Amazing, well done on this achievement. Thank you for joining! #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:13
@AcademicRN @WeNurses Only 21?! Get cracking ?? #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:13
@Lucia_Amponsaa Thats great to hear! #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:13
#WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/sharon_kempson/status/1526641536334761988
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:13
@WeNurses Recently taken up a post as an academic although had a one day a week secondment opportunity for 8 years which ended in 2018 but continued to lecture on a sessional basis ..also school nurse practice teacher so always had lots of involvement with universities #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:13
@DannGoodingRN Hi Dann, I would love to move to the South West (@Helenski17!) #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:14
#WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 2 << The nursing academia environment is very busy therefore we need to have a focus on retention and attrition. "What support do you have in place for new academics joining your institution?" Please add #WeNurseAcademics to your tweets. https://t.co/9W2N5E9ew7
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:14
@Isata215 Evening! #WeNurseAcademics
@natasha_RMN5
17 May 2022 20:14
@WeNurses I wanted to be able to help grow and support our future nurses and create a positive learning environment for them whilst using the skills I have learnt over my career to help equip them for practice. Working through the pandemic gave me the push to apply #wenurseacademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:14
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics loved it, lots to learn but had delivered guest lectures and done some maternity cover at a college too so had some insight. Returned to the university I graduated from so lots of friendly & familiar faces
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:14
@chris_dlamini Hi there! Thanks so much for joining :) #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:15
@J_Critcher Hi Julie, hope you are well? Thank you for joining the chat #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:15
@Mermcm @WeNurses Do you teach full time? If yes do you miss service user interaction? #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:15
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 2 << The nursing academia environment is very busy therefore we need to have a focus on rete…
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:15
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What att…
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:16
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 2 << The nursing academia environment is very busy therefore we need to have a focus on rete…
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:16
@clarahopscotch What is your role Claire? Be great to hear more #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:16
@WeNurses Unlike preceptorship in nursing, academia does not have similar standards of supporting new starters. Once in the role, one needs to survive. It's about stamina. Without it, sadly many drop out. #WeNurseAcademics
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:16
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 1 << The transition to higher education and the academia world can be daunting. "What att…
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:16
@WeNurses Apologies bit late joining but needed to get steps in for #nhs1000miles ??#WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:16
@Jenny74112735 @WeNurses Yes full time and yes I miss working with service users, but we do a lot of work with a local theatre/performing arts group & self-advocacy orgs so I get my ‘fix’ that way #WeNurseAcademics
@SGrimbleby
17 May 2022 20:16
@WeNurses Steve lurking from Reading. Would love to get into Academia #WeNurseAcademics
@AcademicRN
17 May 2022 20:17
@WeNurses It’s always been something I’ve wanted to do, I love teaching. We had a reflection in year 3 of my nursing degree @PlymUni where we reflected on teaching year 1 students a clinical skill. I love learning and helping others learn. #WeNurseAcademics
@AntaDiallo08
17 May 2022 20:17
@WeNurses What attracted is when my son was admitted to hospital and I received great care from the nurses. This motivated me to retrain to become a nurse. #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:17
@JillAnneWill @WeNurses Sounds interesting, I would love to do some guest speaking, maybe promote the community services in primary care #WeNurseAcademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:17
@WeNurses #weNurseAcademics induction, buddying but I think it’s the whole team approach too. Getting to know the persons comfort zone and being realistic in marking allocation for example (not the full quota)
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:18
@PoppyS212002 @WeNurses Balancing assignments, if you can get modules or essays done sooner rather than later, it saves the stress further down the line and your work tends to be better quality, that’s what I’ll be doing next year anyway ??#WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:18
Has covid been the reason for others in moving to academia? #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/emajay78/status/1526641657659244544
@emajay78
17 May 2022 20:18
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics we are a friendly team who try to be helpful. We are hopefully re establishing the mentorship scheme. We also have a regular monthly meeting to discuss issues within education and offers training too.
@AcademicRN
17 May 2022 20:18
@WeNurses In my environment we have a named mentor and named manager however everyone is really approachable and supportive. I feel like they want me to grow into the role and develop #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:18
@WeNurses We have a ‘mentor’ to support us through an Intro to Learning & Teaching course to apply for FHEA, & also within the team a ‘buddy’ to support the transition. It helps to have very supportive leadership too #WeNurseAcademics
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:18
@WeNurses Starting in Covid was difficult. There were people to call but it took me a while to know who to ask. It wasn’t the same as being able to shout across the office or pop down the corridor. Buddy system in the pipeline now I believe. #WeNurseAcademics
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:19
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I have a mentor and a buddy , there is also a new starter group that I have found helpful
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:19
@chris_dlamini @WeNurses How do you build stamina as a student nurse, I’m still trying to find the balance ! #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:20
#WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 3 << "How can we enhance recruitment into nursing academic roles?" Well done for adding #WeNurseAcademics to your tweets everyone! https://t.co/8T8ipcVj5S
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:20
Do other HEI's have a new starter group? This sounds like a very good idea #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/J_Critcher/status/1526643506932072452
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:20
@Jenny_naftel @WeNurses You need active role models, be self-driven and truly committed. It should come naturally #WeNurseAcademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:20
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics formal training from our central team. I think culture is important too, openness, willingness, assume someone might not know something and making an effort to include people
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:20
@JillAnneWill @WeNurses That’s a really good idea! I find it also gives you familiar faces when out on placement which is nice ! #WeNurseAcademics
@clarahopscotch
17 May 2022 20:21
@WeNurses I'm a Practice Development Facilitator, trying to bridge the gap between placements and university. Supporting PA/PS, scoping new placement areas, plus delivering clinical skills teaching #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:21
@chris_dlamini @WeNurses It is sadly still that #nurseseattheiryoung. #WeNurseAcademics
@Lucia_Amponsaa
17 May 2022 20:21
@Jenny_naftel @PoppyS212002 @WeNurses I second that too.. being on top of the work load is the only way to sail through this course. It makes such a difference.#WeNurseAcademics
@essexsarahlee
17 May 2022 20:21
My university has a pathway to permanency structure for new academics that includes an academic supervisor to support ( a bit like preceptorship) #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/chris_dlamini/status/1526642893527580672
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:21
This is very true. Maybe there needs to be some consideration around standards for new starters in academia. Might this ensure equity nationally? #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/chris_dlamini/status/1526642893527580672
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:22
It’s difficult, particularly in #LearningDisabilityNursing where there are shortages anyway. Also £ often doesn’t help - how do you attract ppl with experience if the money offered doesn’t tally with the NHS banding they are on? #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1526643716777136128
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:22
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 3 << "How can we enhance recruitment into nursing academic roles?" Well done for adding…
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:22
@WeNurses We need to be true role models and encourage students to return as teachers one day. We teach students to ne nurses and forget that we are a rare breed as nurse teachers #WeNurseAcademics
@natasha_RMN5
17 May 2022 20:22
@WeNurses It was partly the reason for me too - working through the pandemic in a really stressful clinically busy environment impacted on my own well-being, which is why I decided to make the leap when I saw my job advertised! #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:22
Regular team meetings are really benefical #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/emajay78/status/1526643326237261825
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:22
@WeNurses Not that l know of #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:22
@WeNurses By promoting that those roles are providing the future of nurses! #WeNurseAcademics
@clarahopscotch
17 May 2022 20:23
@WeNurses I have a mentor and a very supportive team :) #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:23
#WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/sharon_kempson/status/1526643804178096128
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:23
@Jenny_naftel @chris_dlamini @WeNurses Just take one day at a time, one assignment, one placement at a time, ask if your interested in anything #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:23
@thesismum @WeNurses Too true that. Sadly this is common #WeNurseAcademics
@essexsarahlee
17 May 2022 20:23
@Mermcm This can be a problem as many seniorish NHS staff may have to take a significant pay drop to secure an academic post #WeNurseAcademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:23
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics creating opportunities for people to get involved, let them experience it! Plant the seed with students ?? Share our journey too
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:23
More clinical academic and part time roles would help but sometimes course structures & workload expectations don’t facilitate this #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/Mermcm/status/1526644232684982273
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:23
Its great to see the acknwoledgement that new starters should have some 'protected time' and a reduced workload to allow becoming aclimatised. Great support #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/JillAnneWill/status/1526643172889198594
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:23
RT @emajay78: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics we are a friendly team who try to be helpful. We are hopefully re establishing the mentorship sch…
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:24
@WeNurses I’d like to see more combined roles linking academia and clinical. Best of both worlds and can keep skills up to date. #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:24
@Lucia_Amponsaa @PoppyS212002 @WeNurses It makes so much of a difference, and it means you have more time to organise your time and achieve an effective work life balance ! #WeNurseAcademics
@JRK_RNLD
17 May 2022 20:24
@WeNurses I found it quite surprising how distant we sometimes are as nurse academics from practice. I think establishing more joint working with local trusts/services and opportunities for cross working might make the role visible and more attractive to clinicians #WeNurseAcademics
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:24
@WeNurses I’m not yet in education, but I want to be. It is because I love nursing, and want to make the most of my career. I love the idea of using all 4 pillars of nursing to grow my career. #WeNurseAcademics
@suehaines1
17 May 2022 20:24
@WeNurses Hi Sue here, listening this evening :) joint roles between practice and HEIs , including practice education/clinical skills / clinical academic research roles are building more opportunities, awareness & interest in these career pathways #WeNurseAcademics
@AcademicRN
17 May 2022 20:24
@WeNurses Everyone has their own way of rolemodelling but personally I want to remain clinically active in caring for people. It’s important to me to do that and I think it can help enhance recruitment into academic roles. I like the idea of lecturer practitioner roles #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:24
@JillAnneWill Yes! Planting the seed before students leave is a fantastic idea! #WeNurseAcademics
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:25
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 2 << The nursing academia environment is very busy therefore we need to have a focus on rete…
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:25
@essexsarahlee That is music to the ears #WeNurseAcademics
@natasha_RMN5
17 May 2022 20:25
@Jenny_naftel @chris_dlamini @WeNurses Be kind to yourself and ensure you incorporate self care into your day. Take one day at a time and do not put too much pressure on yourself - use the support and resources that are there to help and support you #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:25
This is a great idea! How popular is this role? #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/mazp74/status/1526644739709214720
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:25
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 3 << "How can we enhance recruitment into nursing academic roles?" Well done for adding…
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:26
@Mermcm #WeNurseAcademics this was the case for me but the balance was worth it. It’s not all about money for me, it’s opportunity and doing the things I love most
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:26
@WeNurses We could do with agreed national standards. School teaching is a great example #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:26
@natasha_RMN5 Your wellbeing is very important #WeNurseAcademics
@NagingtonUoM
17 May 2022 20:26
I was attracted by the ability to work much more autonomously and to do research. People have always fascinated me, so when the opportunity to do a PhD on palliative care came up, I applied, got it, and loved it #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1526639941706403840
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:26
@chris_dlamini @WeNurses We've to be visible to show career options in #nursing. When I became professor, a nurse tweeted to me: "You are a role model to me." We've to promote this field of nursing and destroy the narrative that it isn't proper nursing, because it's not at the bedside. #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:26
@JillAnneWill @WeNurses Yes sounds like a great way to gain interest #WeNurseAcademics
@emajay78
17 May 2022 20:26
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics advertising on NHS jobs, or by showing nurses that it isn’t some exclusive club to join academia!
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:27
@natasha_RMN5 @chris_dlamini @WeNurses I will definitely take this on board! Thank you #WeNurseAcademics
@SGrimbleby
17 May 2022 20:27
@WeNurses My ideal would be a lecturer / practitioner so I still do some clinical work #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:27
I agree to an extent, but then it is also incumbent on us not to be clinically ‘distant’ even if not working in a clinical role. Maintain relationships & networks, support the development of clinical staff #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/JRK_RNLD/status/1526644814590226434
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:27
@chris_dlamini @WeNurses Love this! I can’t wait for the day a current student nurse becomes my academic colleague! #WeNurseAcademics
@essexsarahlee
17 May 2022 20:27
@WeNurses We have quite a few academic staff who have created their own hybrid roles - a few days in an academic role and few days in practice - separate contracts #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:27
@clarahopscotch Fantastic! The connecting these two roles is a great idea and ensures everyone is supported. Does it work well in your experience? #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:28
#WeNurseAcademics >> Question 4 << "What tips do you have for someone starting as a new nursing academic or thinking about making the transition from clinical practice?" https://t.co/h639kNARHe
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:28
@WeNurses The pay is not attractive. Academia attracts or tries to from highly paid nurses who will not start academia by renegotiating a salary in order to enter. Too many potentially good academics are lost here #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:28
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> Question 4 << "What tips do you have for someone starting as a new nursing academic or thinking about…
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:28
@JillAnneWill I was lucky in that I just about matched without losing pay, but I couldn’t have afforded to make the move otherwise - yea it’s not all about the money but we still have mortgages & bills to pay! #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:28
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> Question 4 << "What tips do you have for someone starting as a new nursing academic or thinking about…
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:28
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> Question 4 << "What tips do you have for someone starting as a new nursing academic or thinking about…
@NagingtonUoM
17 May 2022 20:29
Variable... I've seen good practice with people being eased into workloads, grant writing etc, and I've seen bad practice. There's also huge variability regarding the expectations for new academics re probation #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1526642205955342343
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:29
@mazp74 @clarahopscotch has a role just like this :) #WeNurseAcademics
@Jenny74112735
17 May 2022 20:29
@JRK_RNLD @WeNurses Definately, I love to teach and support students in practice but would struggle to teach full time with no service user interaction #WeNurseAcademics
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:29
@WeNurses I like the idea of linking clinical and academia as a combined role. Maybe having a flexible approach, guest lecture positions etc. #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:29
RT @emajay78: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics advertising on NHS jobs, or by showing nurses that it isn’t some exclusive club to join academia!
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:29
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> Question 4 << "What tips do you have for someone starting as a new nursing academic or thinking about…
@JRK_RNLD
17 May 2022 20:29
RT @emajay78: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics advertising on NHS jobs, or by showing nurses that it isn’t some exclusive club to join academia!
@Jenny_naftel
17 May 2022 20:29
@WeNurses Stay organised! I know everyone says it but that’s because it’s true. Use all the recourses that you are given and Italian the support because it’s there to help you, don’t struggle in silence, your not the only one going through it and you won’t the be the last #WeNurseAcademics
@lynnewalsall
17 May 2022 20:29
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> Question 4 << "What tips do you have for someone starting as a new nursing academic or thinking about…
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:29
@emajay78 This is a good idea, improving visability of the jobs #WeNurseAcademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:30
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I’ve seen few people successfully achieve this in its truest form. There’s ways of being relevant without being “on the floor”. For example participatory research methods. Research has to be equally valued too in this respect
@essexsarahlee
17 May 2022 20:30
@WeNurses Make sure you protect your boundaries as you can easily find yourself working very long hours in an academic role and risk early burnout #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:30
@Mermcm How do other academics remain clinically relevant? #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:30
RT @JillAnneWill: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I’ve seen few people successfully achieve this in its truest form. There’s ways of being rele…
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:31
Q4: good advice I was given when I started was - it will take a good two years to feel like you are a lecturer. One year in I agree! #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/wenurses/status/1526645729426563072
@clarahopscotch
17 May 2022 20:31
@WeNurses It's very new so I'll have to let you know :) #WeNurseAcademics
@MerielChudleigh
17 May 2022 20:31
@WeNurses Do it! But connect with all opportunities to learn about the professional approach to education and make contact with other academics...this last one is the priority.. network like a person who needs one! #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:31
This is very true, especially with how busy the role can be. Any tips on creating these boundaries? #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/essexsarahlee/status/1526646300942512129
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:31
@WeNurses Find a good mentor. #WeNurseAcademics
@DannGoodingRN
17 May 2022 20:31
As a Segway, what can I do to prepare for a few sessions of lecturing later in the year? #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/wenurses/status/1526645729426563072
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:31
@chris_dlamini @WeNurses What about higher education academy ? We work towards fellowships alongside PG cert and beyond. #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:32
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurseAcademics >> QUESTION 3 << "How can we enhance recruitment into nursing academic roles?" Well done for adding…
@samabdulla
17 May 2022 20:32
@WeNurses There are no emergencies in academia! Replying to that email can wait, protect your time and your boundaries #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:32
@chris_dlamini Very true! #WeNurseAcademics
@lynnewalsall
17 May 2022 20:32
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for help. Be prepared for the world to feel different. Remember the big difference is your work is your work - unlike practice academic work waits for you to complete it
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:32
@WeNurses Yes - be organised and plan your time! And get a good support team & network around you. Ask lots of questions #WeNurseAcademics
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:32
RT @lynnewalsall: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for help. Be prepared for the world to feel differen…
@MerielChudleigh
17 May 2022 20:32
RT @lynnewalsall: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for help. Be prepared for the world to feel differen…
@MerielChudleigh
17 May 2022 20:33
RT @chris_dlamini: @WeNurses Find a good mentor. #WeNurseAcademics
@lynnewalsall
17 May 2022 20:33
#WeNurseAcademics Hello everyone Lynne learning disability nursing lecturer here waving ??
@NagingtonUoM
17 May 2022 20:33
We need PhD funding ring-fenced for nurses, and/or offer posts that allow people to develop as academics by undertaking a PhD p/t alongside *REASONABLE* workloads. Research has to be central. Nurses should produce not just consume knowledge: knowledge is power #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1526643716777136128
@clarahopscotch
17 May 2022 20:33
@WeNurses Approach your local university to see how you can get involved. Many employee casual staff. I started doing placement audits this way. #WeNurseAcademics
@samabdulla
17 May 2022 20:33
@chris_dlamini @Mermcm I think the clinical currency thing is a nonissue we create. No I might not do shifts anymore but that doesn’t mean my knowledge isn’t relevant, that the knowledge we are now generating isn’t clinical #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:33
@DannGoodingRN Be clear about what the learning objectives are for sessions you are doing, ask the module leader to send you the syllabus so you can see how what you are teaching fits in. Play to your ‘strengths’ & relate theory to practice. And don’t have too many slides! #WeNurseAcademics
@essexsarahlee
17 May 2022 20:33
@WeNurses Don’t email out of hours, role model healthy work practices and don’t lean into the martyr narrative #WeNurseAcademics
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:34
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I think if considering the transition enquire about sessional opportunities or shadowing a lecturer. Once in post feel confident to say if you feel that your workload is unachievable and enjoy working with and preparing our future workforce
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:34
@JillAnneWill @WeNurses The workloads take over sadly #WeNurseAcademics
@emajay78
17 May 2022 20:35
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics be kind to yourself and give yourself time to adjust! Often we have gone from experts in our area of nursing to a completely new job role! I know I can be hard on myself thinking I should know more than I do!
@GlynisS56392247
17 May 2022 20:35
RT @chris_dlamini: @WeNurses Find a good mentor. #WeNurseAcademics
@gavinm00819503
17 May 2022 20:35
From a student perspective i would say try and stay in touch with the re Alities of practice or it all becomes irrelevant. I listened to a really good podcast recently (mhntv) and they did exactly that and it was really refreshing #wenurseacademics
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:35
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics and get ready for lots of abbreviations ??
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:35
@DannGoodingRN @WeNurses We do have “associate lecturer” roles. They’re not advertised though and tend to come about in recognition of the continuing commitment of people in supporting students. Not limited to lectures, sometimes these people have helped in our clinical skills centre #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:35
@lynnewalsall Lynne #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:35
@DannGoodingRN I love your motivation! Guest lecturing is a great way to start off #WeNurseAcademics
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:35
@MerielChudleigh @WeNurses Also from outside the nursing bubble. I enjoy the talks with colleagues from other fields tremendously, especially from departments I am very unfamiliar with, e.g. engineering. It helps to find the role as an academic. #WeNurseAcademics
@JRK_RNLD
17 May 2022 20:35
@WeNurses Students respond well to authenticity. Be the same dedicated nurse you've always been and it will reflect in your teaching #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:35
A3: I think tweetchats like this helps promotes the role! For years I didn’t apply for a jobs as I thought I hadn’t the experience to be an academic. My regret is I didn’t go for it sooner! #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/wenurses/status/1526643716777136128
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:35
RT @WeNurses: This is very true, especially with how busy the role can be. Any tips on creating these boundaries? #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:36
Thanks once again to all of you for joining and to @Helenski17 for putting this evening's #WeNurseAcademics chat together. https://t.co/4Xl1QK2k09
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:36
@essexsarahlee @WeNurses Absolutely, especially if also working towards an academic qualification on a part time basis #WeNurseAcademics
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:36
RT @emajay78: @WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics be kind to yourself and give yourself time to adjust! Often we have gone from experts in our area…
@natasha_RMN5
17 May 2022 20:36
@JRK_RNLD @WeNurses I couldn’t agree more! #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:36
I think we need these chats permanently fortnightly #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:36
@SGrimbleby Have you thought about how you might make the transition Steve? #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:37
Our next #WeNurseAcademics is June 7th on: "Supporting the mental health & wellbeing of nursing students" Hoping @WeStudentNurse can bring the student voice and that you can all join us then :) https://t.co/gUVnwuzUJE
@lynnewalsall
17 May 2022 20:37
@chris_dlamini hi Chris #WeNurseAcademics :)
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:37
RT @chris_dlamini: I think we need these chats permanently fortnightly #WeNurseAcademics
@damien_page
17 May 2022 20:37
RT @lynnewalsall: #WeNurseAcademics Hello everyone Lynne learning disability nursing lecturer here waving ??
@J_Critcher
17 May 2022 20:37
@WeNurses #WeNurseAcademics I did this with my secondment and although challenging on 0.2 it was a great opportunity and has helped with transition into current role
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:37
@chris_dlamini Agree ??#WeNurseAcademics
@SGrimbleby
17 May 2022 20:37
@WeNurses Was looking at doing some guest lecturing at local universities but not sure who to contact #WeNurseAcademics
@lynnewalsall
17 May 2022 20:37
RT @WeNurses: Our next #WeNurseAcademics is June 7th on: "Supporting the mental health & wellbeing of nursing students" Hoping @WeStude…
@BJNursing
17 May 2022 20:37
RT @WeNurses: Our next #WeNurseAcademics is June 7th on: "Supporting the mental health & wellbeing of nursing students" Hoping @WeStude…
@natasha_RMN5
17 May 2022 20:37
@sharon_kempson I still after 8 months still have imposter syndrome - I genuinely thought I wasn’t ‘clever’ enough to work in academia. It definitely should be promoted more! #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:37
Exactly! It’s a joke but I sometimes say I see my PT group like a clinical caseload - I bring the same skills & knowledge (& enthusiasm) to my work with them as I did to my clinical role - it’s all about supporting ppl to achieve! #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/JRK_RNLD/status/1526647623876333571
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:38
If you missed tonight's #WeNurseAcademics the questions will be archived here shortly: http://www.wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/5762
@thesismum
17 May 2022 20:38
RT @WeNurses: Our next #WeNurseAcademics is June 7th on: "Supporting the mental health & wellbeing of nursing students" Hoping @WeStude…
@sharon_kempson
17 May 2022 20:38
RT @WeNurses: Our next #WeNurseAcademics is June 7th on: "Supporting the mental health & wellbeing of nursing students" Hoping @WeStude…
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:38
RT @WeNurses: If you missed tonight's #WeNurseAcademics the questions will be archived here shortly: http://www.wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/5762
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:38
@WeNurses Get to know the people and teams beyond your immediate team, there’s a whole uni community to connect with ?? Don’t think it’s too early for you to make suggestions, changes or share observations. #WeNurseAcademics
@emajay78
17 May 2022 20:38
@essexsarahlee @WeNurses I’m not very good at that! Although I was the same in my previous role too! #WeNurseAcademics
@chris_dlamini
17 May 2022 20:38
@WeNurses Thank you #WeNurseAcademics
@WeNurses
17 May 2022 20:38
@thesismum @MerielChudleigh This is very true, we can learn a lot of collegues outside of nursing and healthcare! #WeNurseAcademics
@suehaines1
17 May 2022 20:39
@WeNurses If your organisation takes students,ask to get involved supporting teaching. if you don’t have students ask practice education leads / uni leads how you can be approved as placement area, get involved,network&develop your skills #WeNurseAcademics
@Mermcm
17 May 2022 20:39
I’m not clever enough to be an ‘academic’ but I am a bloody good nurse and have lots of skills that translate into a University environment… #WeNurseAcademics https://twitter.com/natasha_RMN5/status/1526648226304106498
@SGrimbleby
17 May 2022 20:39
@clarahopscotch @WeNurses Ok will will contact them. Thanks for the advice Clare #WeNurseAcademics
@mazp74
17 May 2022 20:39
@WeNurses Get a dog who knows that 5pm is walk time when you’re working from home! #WeNurseAcademics
@JillAnneWill
17 May 2022 20:39
@WeNurses Keeping zipped on this one but listening with interest! ?? #WeNurseAcademics https://t.co/rtHU2zxid8




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