ORIGINAL ARTICLESHow Nurse Scientists Can Stay Productive and on Track During the PandemicBruner, Deborah W.Author Information Deborah W. Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Senior Vice President of Research, Emory University; Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; and Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. The author has no conflicts of interest to report. Corresponding author: Deborah W. Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Emory University, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 (e-mail: email@example.com). Nursing Research: 7/8 2020 - Volume 69 - Issue 4 - p 252-253 doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000437 Buy Metrics Abstract On March 11, 2020, with the declaration of a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, an unplanned slowdown of academic research activities has taken place. Although this is not an ideal situation for nurse scientists, it presents a number of unique opportunities for researchers to shift their focus in the short term, which may actually lead to more productivity in the long term. This commentary explores ways nurse scientists can stay on track without derailing their plans for career advancement under unprecedented circumstances. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.