All in the Family: Practice-Education Partnership to Teach Undergraduate Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148590
Type:
Presentation
Title:
All in the Family: Practice-Education Partnership to Teach Undergraduate Research
Abstract:
All in the Family: Practice-Education Partnership to Teach Undergraduate Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:August-Brady, Michele, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Moravian College
Title:Associate Professor
[Clinical Session Presentation] Teaching undergraduate nursing research has not always been described as a transformational learning experience by students.   This presentation describes the evolution of teaching undergraduate nursing research through partnering with practice colleagues in projects of organizational and student interest.  Students with common clinical interests have opportunities to work in small collaborative groups.  Students learn the research process by engaging in a limited clinical project directly related to their clinical area of interest.  All theoretical work revolves around the clinical project.  For example, when learning how to conduct a literature review, students review literature directly related to their clinical project.  Critical appraisal skills are taught as students critique research directly related to their project. Writing is emphasized and students learn clarity and succinctness as they learn the conventions of scientific writing.  Collaboration with practice partners is facilitated by course faculty initially, but students gradually assume leadership roles.  Practice partners appreciate the student projects in that students are able to contribute findings that often influence organizational decisions.  This work contributes to the organization in that staff members have significant time constraints in the current health care environment. The culminating event for the course is the opportunity for students to present their clinical projects to members of the practice community which often includes clinicians and administrators.  Having been totally immersed in the experience, students describe the process as empowering and exciting.  The practice partners have been consistently supportive of these projects and often ask students to present their projects to relevant committees in the hospital.  On occasion, students who have graduated have continued with their clinical projects and have presented findings with practice colleagues at national nursing conferences.  Partnering with practice colleagues within a supportive organization has yielded positive outcomes for students, practice colleagues, faculty and the organization.
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.titleAll in the Family: Practice-Education Partnership to Teach Undergraduate Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148590-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">All in the Family: Practice-Education Partnership to Teach Undergraduate Research</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">August-Brady, Michele, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Moravian College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">augustm@moravian.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Teaching undergraduate nursing research has not always been described as a transformational learning experience by students.&nbsp;&nbsp; This presentation describes the evolution of teaching undergraduate nursing research through partnering with practice colleagues in projects of organizational and student interest.&nbsp; Students with common clinical interests have opportunities to work in small collaborative groups.&nbsp; Students learn the research process by engaging in a limited clinical project directly related to their clinical area of interest.&nbsp; All theoretical work revolves around the clinical project.&nbsp; For example, when learning how to conduct a literature review, students review literature directly related to their clinical project.&nbsp; Critical appraisal skills are taught as students critique research directly related to their project. Writing is emphasized and students learn clarity and succinctness as they learn the conventions of scientific writing.&nbsp; Collaboration with practice partners is facilitated by course faculty initially, but students gradually assume leadership roles.&nbsp; Practice partners appreciate the student projects in that students are able to contribute findings that often influence organizational decisions. &nbsp;This work contributes to the organization in that staff members have significant time constraints in the current health care environment. The culminating event for the course is the opportunity for students to present their clinical projects to members of the practice community which often includes clinicians and administrators.&nbsp; Having been totally immersed in the experience, students describe the process as empowering and exciting.&nbsp; The practice partners have been consistently supportive of these projects and often ask students to present their projects to relevant committees in the hospital.&nbsp; On occasion, students who have graduated have continued with their clinical projects and have presented findings with practice colleagues at national nursing conferences.&nbsp; Partnering with practice colleagues within a supportive organization has yielded positive outcomes for students, practice colleagues, faculty and the organization.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:47:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:47:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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