Building an Evidence-Based Graduate Nursing Program: A Feasibility Study in Tennessee, USA

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151925
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Presentation
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Building an Evidence-Based Graduate Nursing Program: A Feasibility Study in Tennessee, USA
Abstract:
Building an Evidence-Based Graduate Nursing Program: A Feasibility Study in Tennessee, USA
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Chen, Shu-Li, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Lincoln Memorial University
Title:Associate Professor, Chair of Graduate Nursing
Co-Authors:Mary Anne Modrcin PhD, RN, Dean, Professor
Sandra McGuire EdD, RN, GNP, Professor and Assistant Dean
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this survey study is to examine the feasibility of starting a graduate nursing program at a new location in a rural area of U.S.A. This is the third survey completed by the School of Nursing to examine feasibility of graduate nursing programs in rural areas. Methods: The study included a convenience sample of approximately 100 nurses and 30 employers of nurses. This study required a one-time completion of the survey questionnaire, either by nurses or employers of nurses. It took approximately 5 minutes to complete each questionnaire. Participation was strictly voluntary. Completion of the questionnaire was used to verify participants' consent to participate in the study.  Results: Data collection and data analysis are ongoing. Descriptive statistics will be used to better understand the needs and wants of local nurses and potential employers of nurses with graduate degrees. The findings will be available by June 2011. This research study will also provide information about the most effective and efficient ways to design, development, implement, and evaluate a graduate nursing program for nurses serving rural communities. 
Conclusion: Understanding gained from this survey study will aid nurse educators and clinicians in identifying ways to support nursing education through graduate studies. Conducting such feasibility studies also assists the educational institution in establishing if a need for educational programs exists in an area before proceeding with instituting a program. The knowledge gained may also allow nurse researchers to utilize this knowledge to plan, implement, and support culturally sensitive educational initiatives for graduate nursing programs. Lastly, this data is important for approval and accreditation processes and should be incorporated in the systematic plan for evaluation of graduate nursing programs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleBuilding an Evidence-Based Graduate Nursing Program: A Feasibility Study in Tennessee, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151925-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building an Evidence-Based Graduate Nursing Program: A Feasibility Study in Tennessee, USA</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Shu-Li, PhD, RN, NEA-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lincoln Memorial University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Chair of Graduate Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shu-li.chen@lmunet.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Anne Modrcin PhD, RN, Dean, Professor<br/>Sandra McGuire EdD, RN, GNP, Professor and Assistant Dean</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;The purpose of this survey study is to examine the feasibility of starting a graduate nursing program at a new location in a rural area of U.S.A. This is the third survey completed by the School of Nursing to examine feasibility of graduate nursing programs in rural areas. Methods: The study included a convenience sample of approximately 100 nurses and 30 employers of nurses. This study required a one-time completion of the survey questionnaire, either by nurses or employers of nurses. It took approximately 5 minutes to complete each questionnaire. Participation was strictly voluntary. Completion of the questionnaire was used to verify participants' consent to participate in the study.&nbsp; Results:&nbsp;Data collection and data analysis are ongoing. Descriptive statistics will be used to better understand the needs and wants of local nurses and potential employers of nurses with graduate degrees. The findings will be available by June 2011. This research study will also provide information about the most effective and efficient ways to design, development, implement, and evaluate a graduate nursing program for nurses serving rural communities.&nbsp; <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Understanding gained from this survey study will aid nurse educators and clinicians in identifying ways to support nursing education through graduate studies. Conducting such feasibility studies also assists the educational institution in establishing if a need for educational programs exists in an area before proceeding with instituting a program. The knowledge gained may also allow nurse researchers to utilize this knowledge to plan, implement, and support culturally sensitive educational initiatives for graduate nursing programs. Lastly, this data is important for approval and accreditation processes and should be incorporated in the systematic plan for evaluation of graduate nursing programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:18:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:18:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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