Understanding what you are known for is more than just self-promotion
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Understanding what you are known for is more than just self-promotion

Liz Halcomb @NRJournalRCN Editor, Nurse Researcher

What are you known for? This sounds like a simple question, but it is difficult to answer and highlights an important issue in research careers. Well-regarded scientists whose life work has focused on the physiology of a single disease may have made groundbreaking achievements, but the scope of their work has been narrow. In contrast, in nursing research, there is often a tension to cast a wide net and undertake research across diverse areas. While gaining broad experience in a range of projects is not a bad thing, it does beg the question: ‘What are you known for?’

Nurse Researcher. 25, 4,5-5. doi: 10.7748/nr.25.4.5.s1

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