Academia, practice, transition



  1. Smith, Susan PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, RNFA, WCC, FAANP (Senior Nurse Practitioner)


ABSTRACT: Although education is an essential component of good nursing practice, clinical practice proficiency does not equate to competence in academia. Expert clinicians are not automatically expert educators. However, more and more academic institutions are relying on full-time clinicians to assume academic teaching positions. The decision to transition from clinical practice to academia requires careful consideration of numerous personal and professional issues. The purpose of this brief overview is to offer insight and guidance for nursing professionals embarking on this journey.