A New Clinical Research Workforce: The Educator Role, Key to Supporting Clinical Academic Careers in the UK

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154878
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Presentation
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A New Clinical Research Workforce: The Educator Role, Key to Supporting Clinical Academic Careers in the UK
Abstract:
A New Clinical Research Workforce: The Educator Role, Key to Supporting Clinical Academic Careers in the UK
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Rosser, Elizabeth Anne, DPhil, MN, DipRM, DipNEd, RN, RM
P.I. Institution Name:Bournemouth University
Title:Professor/Associate Dean (Nursing)
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The establishment of the new Clinical Academic Career pathway for nurses in the UK is well underway, indicating the global importance of research, education and practice to the profession of nursing. In spite of the economic downturn, a four stage education pathway is being funded nationally to develop leaders in clinical research. The aim of this paper is to explore how experienced educationalists view their role in supporting research capacity and capability in their students and their practitioner colleagues to embed the new role and develop future leaders in clinical research. Methods:  Between October 2005 - January 2007,  30 semi-structured interviews were undertaken with key educationalists to investigate their perceived influence on developing and shaping the research workforce in practice.  Using a purposive sampling technique,  7-8 experienced educators were identified from each of four higher education institutions in South West England.  Data were managed, analysed and coded with the assistance of the computer assisted qualitative data analysis software NVivo, using thematic analysis.  Results:  Nurse educators recognised their importance in harnessing students early on in their development into a research career and the need for creativity in research at all levels, through a variety of strategies.  It is hoped that once Registered nurses take up the well structured education pathway, building and developing relationships between educationalists and clinical researchers in the practice environment will limit the professional isolation previously experienced by Clinical Research Nurses.  With continued support, this pathway will help them towards leadership development in research and greater career opportunities in the future. Conclusion: 
This study offers lessons that can be learned by the global nursing workforce.  Educationalists see themselves as having a key role in shaping clinical research careers in supporting the new workforce and successfully developing the research leaders of the future.
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.titleA New Clinical Research Workforce: The Educator Role, Key to Supporting Clinical Academic Careers in the UKen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154878-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A New Clinical Research Workforce: The Educator Role, Key to Supporting Clinical Academic Careers in the UK</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">Rosser, Elizabeth Anne, DPhil, MN, DipRM, DipNEd, RN, RM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bournemouth University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor/Associate Dean (Nursing)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">erosser@bournemouth.ac.uk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;The establishment of the new Clinical Academic Career pathway for nurses in the UK is well underway, indicating the global importance of research, education and practice to the profession of nursing. In spite of the economic downturn, a four stage education pathway is being funded nationally to develop leaders in clinical research. The aim of this paper is to explore how experienced educationalists view their role in supporting research capacity and capability in their students and their practitioner colleagues to embed the new role and develop future leaders in clinical research.&nbsp;Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;Between October 2005 - January 2007, &nbsp;30 semi-structured interviews were undertaken with key educationalists to investigate their perceived influence on developing and shaping the research workforce in practice.&nbsp; Using a purposive sampling technique, &nbsp;7-8 experienced educators were identified from each of four higher education institutions in South West England. &nbsp;Data were managed, analysed and coded with the assistance of the computer assisted qualitative data analysis software NVivo, using thematic analysis.&nbsp; Results:&nbsp; Nurse educators recognised their importance in harnessing students early on in their development into a research career and the need for creativity in research at all levels, through a variety of strategies.&nbsp; It is hoped that once Registered nurses take up the well structured education pathway, building and developing relationships between educationalists and clinical researchers in the practice environment will limit the professional isolation previously experienced by Clinical Research Nurses.&nbsp; With continued support, this pathway will help them towards leadership development in research and greater career opportunities in the future.&nbsp;Conclusion:&nbsp; <br/>This study offers lessons that can be learned by the global nursing workforce.&nbsp; Educationalists see themselves as having a key role in shaping clinical research careers in supporting the new workforce and successfully developing the research leaders of the future.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:21:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:21:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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