- •Team Science is a well founded model for performing methodologically strong research, and developing highly productive research teams with excellent mentorship. The model is a highly preferred method for scientific exploration amongst current early career scientists.
- •While nurses contribute in interdisciplinary scientific teams, this analysis of appointment, promotion and tenure documents from highly funded U.S. based schools of nursing found limited accounting for team science in promotion and tenure decision making.
- •A lack of inclusion of team science principles in appointment, promotion, and tenure documents may discourage early career scientists from participating in teams that can help develop their research skills, increase their productivity, and provide additional mentorship.
- •Schools of Nursing should review and update their appointment, promotion, and tenure documents to be more inclusive of team science principles.
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Contributors: The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Natalie Ammarell in assisting with the development of the qualitative analysis plan for this manuscript. They would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Drs. Ruth Anderson, Keela Herr, and Heather Young in serving as expert panel reviewers.
Authorship Statement: All four authors were involved in all phases of this manuscript preparation including conceptual work and design, analysis, interpretation, article drafting and revision, and approval of the final submitted manuscript.