What do you mean you want me to teach, do research, engage in service, and clinical practice? Views from the trenches: The novice, the expert

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The purpose of this column is to explicate two points of view—the novice and the expert nurse practitioner (NP) faculty member, highlighting the importance of mentoring new faculty NP members into the diverse faculty roles relating to both general academic requirements and those particular roles related to NP education. For example, arranging clinical placements is one of the most important and time-consuming responsibilities of NP faculty. Learning to juggle all the roles is a challenge to new faculty members. Such mentoring may help alleviate the phenomenon of young faculty members leaving academia and returning to full-time clinical practice. Mentoring is crucial to integrating new NP faculty members into academic life.

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