ArticlesPREPARINGthe Nurse Scientist for ACADEMIA and INDUSTRYLEWALLEN, LYNNE P.; KOHLENBERG, EILEENAuthor Information About the AuthorsLynne P. Lewallen, PhD, RN, CNE, is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Nursing, where Eileen Kohlenberg, PhD, RN, is associate dean. The project was funded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS, D09HP05333, 07/05-06/08. The authors acknowledge Ms. Elizabeth Tornquist for helpful comments on an early draft of this manuscript and thank the following doctoral students and graduates for sharing their experiences: Rachel Cozort, Mary Alice Hodge, Daria Kring, Nancy Scroggs, Sharon Starr, Darlene Street, and Terry Ward. For more information, contact Dr. Lewallen firstname.lastname@example.org. Nursing Education Perspectives: January-February 2011 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p 22-25 Buy Abstract ABSTRACT The number of doctoral programs in nursing has been increasing. However, these programs tend to focus on preparing nurse scientists to conduct research, and many spend little time preparing doctoral students for the educator, clinical researcher, or administrator role. Leaders of doctoral programs have identified the need to prepare doctoral students in the functional roles they will assume upon graduation, in addition to the researcher role. This article describes a two-course (six-credit) sequence of courses within a research-focused PhD in Nursing program that provides didactic and experiential knowledge about the role of the nurse scientist in academia and industry settings. Students are highly satisfied with the courses, and report that the experiences have provided them with important knowledge and skills as they assume the scientist role. Copyright 2011 by National League for Nursing, Inc.