Building a Research Foundation of Staff Education, Research-Based Practice, and University Web Technology

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152679
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Presentation
Title:
Building a Research Foundation of Staff Education, Research-Based Practice, and University Web Technology
Abstract:
Building a Research Foundation of Staff Education, Research-Based Practice, and University Web Technology
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Belcher, Jan, RN, PhD, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Janice D. Mains, RN, MS
A critical foundation in building a community through research is educating staff RNs about research. Some of the barriers to traditional staff education include lack of time, lack of access, lack of knowledge, lack of support and lack of resources. To enhance a hospital’s research environment and seek Magnet recognition status, university and hospital personnel collaborated to provide low cost, accessible web-based staff education for introducing research-based nursing practice. Objectives: Objectives of this educational program for staff RNs were to define research-based nursing practice, identify nursing roles in research-based practice, define 3 processes within research-based practice and discuss the implementation of research-based practice. Design, population, setting, and intervention: With revolutionary shifts in university education delivery, web-based multimedia applications have exploded as cost and time saving methods for providing dynamic, information rich, learning opportunities. Currently, millions of nurses can be reached by accessing the Internet at work or at home. This teaching method used an innovative web delivered audio streaming and video slides to educate 1,500 RNs working varying shifts in various locations in a large hospital complex during 2003 and early 2004. Findings: The educational program was evaluated during many phases. Hospital personnel created an evaluation tool. Users of the program had asynchronous contact with university faculty. Various evaluation questions were answered regarding accessibility, quality of presentation, understanding of contents, and meeting of program objectives. Conclusion: Many lessons were learned from this web delivered endeavor. These lessons are vital as the use of web education soars. In order to truly build research communities, organizations must collaborate and share technology resources globally. Implications: This web teaching method has implications for staff education and research-based practice. The method can be expanded to include not only education, but also support global communities for nursing research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding a Research Foundation of Staff Education, Research-Based Practice, and University Web Technologyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152679-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building a Research Foundation of Staff Education, Research-Based Practice, and University Web Technology</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Belcher, Jan, RN, PhD, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University</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">janice.belcher@wright.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janice D. Mains, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A critical foundation in building a community through research is educating staff RNs about research. Some of the barriers to traditional staff education include lack of time, lack of access, lack of knowledge, lack of support and lack of resources. To enhance a hospital&rsquo;s research environment and seek Magnet recognition status, university and hospital personnel collaborated to provide low cost, accessible web-based staff education for introducing research-based nursing practice. Objectives: Objectives of this educational program for staff RNs were to define research-based nursing practice, identify nursing roles in research-based practice, define 3 processes within research-based practice and discuss the implementation of research-based practice. Design, population, setting, and intervention: With revolutionary shifts in university education delivery, web-based multimedia applications have exploded as cost and time saving methods for providing dynamic, information rich, learning opportunities. Currently, millions of nurses can be reached by accessing the Internet at work or at home. This teaching method used an innovative web delivered audio streaming and video slides to educate 1,500 RNs working varying shifts in various locations in a large hospital complex during 2003 and early 2004. Findings: The educational program was evaluated during many phases. Hospital personnel created an evaluation tool. Users of the program had asynchronous contact with university faculty. Various evaluation questions were answered regarding accessibility, quality of presentation, understanding of contents, and meeting of program objectives. Conclusion: Many lessons were learned from this web delivered endeavor. These lessons are vital as the use of web education soars. In order to truly build research communities, organizations must collaborate and share technology resources globally. Implications: This web teaching method has implications for staff education and research-based practice. The method can be expanded to include not only education, but also support global communities for nursing research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:45:34Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:45:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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