Providing Hands on Research Opportunities to Support Global Learning Experiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156110
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Providing Hands on Research Opportunities to Support Global Learning Experiences
Abstract:
Providing Hands on Research Opportunities to Support Global Learning Experiences
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Livsey, Kae, MPH, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina Wilmington
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Nurse educators in baccalaureate nursing programs are challenged to incorporate evidence based teaching strategies, as well as promote students' ability to critique and utilize research findings.  While many nursing curricula include strategies to promote evidence based practice, low levels of research utilization among practicing nurses have been reported.1,2  Given these findings, nurse educators need to explore new and innovative approaches to enhance undergraduate nursing students understanding of research activities to inform practice. This presentation describes an example a unique opportunity for undergraduate nursing students to engage in research to support evidence-based nursing practice. In March 2009, students assisted with an interdisciplinary community health needs assessment research project during an international community health clinical experience in Arequipa, Peru. Besides supporting overall community health course learning outcomes, these undergraduate students conducted hands-on research, by collecting demographic and healthcare utilization data on 500 households during one week of the trip. Hands on participation in the project enhanced undergraduate student understanding of human subject protections requirements when conducting research. Active participation in the data collection efforts also helped student understanding of some challenges of conducting large scale research projects, especially in an international setting. Most importantly, the experience helped the students incorporate evidence about specific community health needs when designing client care plans and program strategies. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the experience includes student qualitative feedback on how the experience enhanced their understanding of research to inform practice.  Bonner, A., Sando, J. (2008). Examining the knowledge, attitude and use of research by nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(3), 334-343. McCleary, L., Brown, G. T. (2002). Research utilization among pediatric health professionals. Nursing & Health Sciences, 4(4), 163-171.
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.titleProviding Hands on Research Opportunities to Support Global Learning Experiencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156110-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Providing Hands on Research Opportunities to Support Global Learning Experiences</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Livsey, Kae, MPH, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina Wilmington</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">livseyk@uncw.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Nurse educators in baccalaureate nursing programs are challenged to incorporate evidence based teaching strategies, as well as promote students' ability to critique and utilize research findings.&nbsp; While many nursing curricula include strategies to promote evidence based practice, low levels of research utilization among practicing nurses have been reported.1,2&nbsp; Given these findings, nurse educators need to explore new and innovative approaches to enhance undergraduate nursing students understanding of research activities to inform practice. This presentation describes an example a unique opportunity for undergraduate nursing students to engage in research to support evidence-based nursing practice. In March 2009, students assisted with an interdisciplinary community health needs assessment research project during an international community health clinical experience in Arequipa, Peru. Besides supporting overall community health course learning outcomes, these undergraduate students conducted hands-on research, by collecting demographic and healthcare utilization data on 500 households during one week of the trip. Hands on participation in the project enhanced undergraduate student understanding of human subject protections requirements when conducting research. Active participation in the data collection efforts also helped student understanding of some challenges of conducting large scale research projects, especially in an international setting. Most importantly, the experience helped the students incorporate evidence about specific community health needs when designing client care plans and program strategies. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the experience includes student qualitative feedback on how the experience enhanced their understanding of research to inform practice. &nbsp;Bonner, A., Sando, J. (2008). Examining the knowledge, attitude and use of research by nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(3), 334-343. McCleary, L., Brown, G. T. (2002). Research utilization among pediatric health professionals. Nursing &amp; Health Sciences, 4(4), 163-171.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:27:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:27:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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