The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has released a new series of videos titled, “Building and Sustaining a Scholarly Career." The videos provide an overview of opportunities and dilemmas often encountered by midcareer scientists as they work to develop a sponsored project into a successful and sustained program of research (POR). Senior and midcareer scientists and a NINR program officer discuss significant guideposts, useful strategies, and lessons learned.

The videos below delve into establishing and sustaining a successful POR, delineating useful strategies to develop a career trajectory and maintain a POR in a demanding academic environment, and identifying approaches to challenges that deter POR success.

To view a video, click on the play button below or on or the YouTube button at the bottom right of the video to watch on NINR’s YouTube channel.

 

Series 1, Presented by Dr. Carolyn M. Sampselle:

In this series of 4 videos, Dr. Sampselle discusses how to establish and sustain a successful POR.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 1A: Path to a Sustained Program of Research
In this video, Dr. Sampselle shares a checklist for building a successful POR, and gives a trajectory for POR success by career stage.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 1A, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 1B: Successful POR Hallmarks
In this video, Dr. Sampselle discusses three essential hallmarks of a successful POR: productivity, integrity, and satisfaction.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 1B, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 1C: Guideposts & Strategies for a Sustained Program of Research 
In this video, Dr. Sampselle outlines guideposts and benchmarks to keep a POR headed in the right direction and shares strategies to maintain POR momentum.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 1C, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 1D: The Competing Application Decision
In this video, Dr. Sampselle discusses a critical next step in a successful POR: determining whether or not to submit a competing continuation application.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 1D, click here.

 

Series 2, Presented by Dr. Joan K. Austin:

In this series of 4 videos, Dr. Austin guides viewers through several stages of a successful research career, including making strategic scholarship decisions, aligining research goals with promotion criteria, overcoming common challenges, and the importance of mentor/mentee relationships.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 2A: Conceptualizing Your Research Career
In this video, Dr. Austin discusses the stages of a career, the importance of having a research trajectory, and how to identify areas of research focus as you make strategic decisions about your career.

 To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 2A, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 2B: Align Your Program of Research with Criteria for Promotion
In this video, Dr. Austin discusses aligning research goals with promotion criteria, keeping focused, documenting research impact, and finding opportunities to increase your national reputation.

 To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 2B, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 2C: Challenges at Midcareer
In this video, Dr. Austin outlines common midcareer challenges and how to overcome them while maintaining optimism.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 2C, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 2D: Mentor/Mentee Relationships at Midcareer
In this video, Dr. Austin highlights how to be a good mentor and mentee, and how to make these vital relationships mutually beneficial. 

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 2D, click here.

 

Series 3, Presented by Dr. David Banks:

In these two videos, NINR Program Director Dr. David Banks discusses the importance of NINR Program Director support and the wide variety of NIH resources available to help build a strong and successful POR.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 3A: Value of Program Director Guidance
NINR Program Directors are here to help NINR-supported scientists every step of the way, and in this video Dr. Banks outlines the value of this assistance to midcareer researchers before and after submitting applications, and after receiving an award.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 3A, click here.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop 3B: NIH Resources and Opportunities
In this video, Dr. Banks describes NIH and NINR training and funding resources you may not know about.

To view a PDF of the presentation slides from Module 3B, click here.

 

Series 4, Interviews with NINR-funded Scientists:

These final two videos offer in-depth interviews with nurse scientists on their career paths, lessons learned, and tips to help others build successful PORs.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop – Dr. Ronald Hickman, Interviewed by Dr. Joan K. Austin
Dr. Ronald Hickman discusses his career pathway in using technology to help patients and families make healthcare decisions.

NINR Midcareer Technical Workshop – Dr. Nancy S. Redeker, Interviewed by Dr. Carolyn M. Sampselle
Dr. Nancy S. Redeker discusses how she built a successful POR in sleep research.