Nurse educators play a pivotal role in strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as role models and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice. Such tasks call for “tripartite” role of teaching, scholarship and collaboration. As a teacher, nurse educator assumes leadership in curriculum, instruction and evaluation as already described above. The crucial part however of this role is the ability to model appropriate, desired behaviors of professional practice. As discussed by SREB, in 1990, Boyer proposed a concept of distinct types of scholarship. Nurse educators are responsible for the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application and integration. The scholar role requires “a nurse educator to design, collaborate and use research in nursing education and nursing practice; to seek opportunities for interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary research; to keep abreast of current knowledge; and to integrate research and scholarly findings into the practice of nursing education”.