Structuring and Shaping Nursing Research in a Community Health Care System

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148011
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Structuring and Shaping Nursing Research in a Community Health Care System
Abstract:
Structuring and Shaping Nursing Research in a Community Health Care System
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Nolan, Anne M., RN, BSN, MS, PhD, FRCNA
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Gulf Coast University
Title:Associate Director, Associate Professor, Nursing Research Consultant
Co-Authors:Francine Gomberg, RN, BSN, MS, CHE, CNAA, BC
This presentation outlines the efforts of a community hospital system to transform the practice of nurses by creating an environment to foster research spirit, vision and competence. The recognition that only 22 % of 1,772 nurses within the system held a Bachelor of Nursing and only 3% held a higher degree meant that nursing research efforts were limited. Without significant leadership, culture change, guidance and support the likelihood that nurses could successfully engage in research was low. Future thinking, visioning and planning were spearheaded through a Nursing Research Council. Building blocks for success included a mission, vision and strategies to build infrastructure for research activity, evidence-based practice, education and communication. The central goal was the development of a practice environment supportive of nursing research and evidence-based practice initiated and driven by bedside nurses. A research and evidence-based practice model for the budding research program was collaboratively developed by the Research Council, nursing leadership and nurses. Research consultancy and coaching were provided to guide nurses through the stages of research and evidence-based practice projects. Research focus groups, journal clubs, networking luncheons, newsletters and a research web site were initiated to disseminate information and promote interest. Establishing a visible and viable Center for Nursing Research and Practice Development within the system is now part of the five-year vision. Funds and space have been earmarked by the organization and support is being sought from outside sources for additional resources. Future goals include providing opportunities and incentives for nurses to develop projects, complete degrees and participate in research related continuing education. The dream of an active and successful program of nursing research within a community hospital system will be realized through vision, planning and the shared spirit of systematic inquiry that improves nursing performance and patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStructuring and Shaping Nursing Research in a Community Health Care Systemen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148011-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Structuring and Shaping Nursing Research in a Community Health Care System</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nolan, Anne M., RN, BSN, MS, PhD, FRCNA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Gulf Coast University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Director, Associate Professor, Nursing Research Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">anolan@fgcu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Francine Gomberg, RN, BSN, MS, CHE, CNAA, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation outlines the efforts of a community hospital system to transform the practice of nurses by creating an environment to foster research spirit, vision and competence. The recognition that only 22 % of 1,772 nurses within the system held a Bachelor of Nursing and only 3% held a higher degree meant that nursing research efforts were limited. Without significant leadership, culture change, guidance and support the likelihood that nurses could successfully engage in research was low. Future thinking, visioning and planning were spearheaded through a Nursing Research Council. Building blocks for success included a mission, vision and strategies to build infrastructure for research activity, evidence-based practice, education and communication. The central goal was the development of a practice environment supportive of nursing research and evidence-based practice initiated and driven by bedside nurses. A research and evidence-based practice model for the budding research program was collaboratively developed by the Research Council, nursing leadership and nurses. Research consultancy and coaching were provided to guide nurses through the stages of research and evidence-based practice projects. Research focus groups, journal clubs, networking luncheons, newsletters and a research web site were initiated to disseminate information and promote interest. Establishing a visible and viable Center for Nursing Research and Practice Development within the system is now part of the five-year vision. Funds and space have been earmarked by the organization and support is being sought from outside sources for additional resources. Future goals include providing opportunities and incentives for nurses to develop projects, complete degrees and participate in research related continuing education. The dream of an active and successful program of nursing research within a community hospital system will be realized through vision, planning and the shared spirit of systematic inquiry that improves nursing performance and patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:39:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:39:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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