EBP Projects and Clinical Agency Partnerships in Undergraduate Nursing Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157579
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EBP Projects and Clinical Agency Partnerships in Undergraduate Nursing Research
Abstract:
EBP Projects and Clinical Agency Partnerships in Undergraduate Nursing Research
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:O'Malley, Maureen, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508-4614, USA
Contact Telephone:907-786-4584
Co-Authors:Tina DeLapp, RN, EdD, Emerita
Purpose:  The project sought to:  incorporate experiential learning into the undergraduate nursing research course; promote students' development of skills needed to locate evidence and make decisions about incorporating "best practices" into clinical practice; foster student's appreciation of the role of nursing research in their post-graduate practice; address clinical questions of local nursing concern; and strengthen the relationship between academia and the local clinical community. Rationale: This project sought to move undergraduate nursing research beyond the academic exercise of writing a critique paper toward an experiential, real-world clinical project. Practicing nurses indicate they don't have the time or the information systems skills to obtain up-to date information on best practices (Bertulis, 2008 [1]).  Further, a lack of value for research in practice has been identified as another important barrier to its integration into practice (Pravikoff, Tanner, & Pierce, 2005 [2]).  This project sought to foster the application of skills in the critical appraisal of nursing research in BSN-prepared nurses as well as to foster involvement of local clinical agencies in the critical appraisal process. Methods: Clinical questions were solicited from local clinical agencies or developed from other sources, including the Medicare no-pay event list and queries raised by clinical students. Course assignments were revised to include a searching exercise, critical appraisals, participation in a project website, and development of a PowerPoint poster presentation.  Representatives from local clinical agencies were given access to the on-line group project pages and attended the project presentations. In many cases the student's work has been presented at the clinical agency. Outcomes: Students have reported significant improvement in their searching skills as groups worked to find evidence that addressed their project topic. Perhaps more important have been the numerous comments regarding students' anticipated utilization of those skills following their graduation, coupled with a reduced number of comments about the irrelevance of research to real world practice. The value of their projects was evident to them in the expressions of appreciation from key members of the staff from local clinical agencies and in continuation of their projects by clinical agencies. Conclusions: This project has enlightened our faculty on the proper role of undergraduate nursing research in today's evidence-based practice environment. Undergraduate nursing students should be given the opportunity to move beyond the critique paper.  The goal for the undergraduate student should be to develop clinical questions, to locate evidence and to determine what practices the evidence does and does not support. Collaborative evidence-based practice projects serve to enhance the learning experience for undergraduate students and support evidence-based practice efforts of local clinical agencies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEBP Projects and Clinical Agency Partnerships in Undergraduate Nursing Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157579-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">EBP Projects and Clinical Agency Partnerships in Undergraduate Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">O'Malley, Maureen, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508-4614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">907-786-4584</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">afmbo@uaa.alaska.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Tina DeLapp, RN, EdD, Emerita</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; The project sought to: &nbsp;incorporate experiential learning into the undergraduate nursing research course; promote students' development of skills needed to locate evidence and make decisions about incorporating &quot;best practices&quot; into clinical practice; foster student's appreciation of the role of nursing research in their post-graduate practice; address clinical questions of local nursing concern; and strengthen the relationship between academia and the local clinical community. Rationale: This project sought to move undergraduate nursing research beyond the academic exercise of writing a critique paper toward an experiential, real-world clinical project. Practicing nurses indicate they don't have the time or the information systems skills to obtain up-to date information on best practices (Bertulis, 2008 [1]).&nbsp; Further, a lack of value for research in practice has been identified as another important barrier to its integration into practice (Pravikoff, Tanner, &amp; Pierce, 2005 [2]).&nbsp; This project sought to foster the application of skills in the critical appraisal of nursing research in BSN-prepared nurses as well as to foster involvement of local clinical agencies in the critical appraisal process. Methods: Clinical questions were solicited from local clinical agencies or developed from other sources, including the Medicare no-pay event list and queries raised by clinical students. Course assignments were revised to include a searching exercise, critical appraisals, participation in a project website, and development of a PowerPoint poster presentation. &nbsp;Representatives from local clinical agencies were given access to the on-line group project pages and attended the project presentations. In many cases the student's work has been presented at the clinical agency. Outcomes: Students have reported significant improvement in their searching skills as groups worked to find evidence that addressed their project topic. Perhaps more important have been the numerous comments regarding students' anticipated utilization of those skills following their graduation, coupled with a reduced number of comments about the irrelevance of research to real world practice. The value of their projects was evident to them in the expressions of appreciation from key members of the staff from local clinical agencies and in continuation of their projects by clinical agencies. Conclusions: This project has enlightened our faculty on the proper role of undergraduate nursing research in today's evidence-based practice environment. Undergraduate nursing students should be given the opportunity to move beyond the critique paper.&nbsp; The goal for the undergraduate student should be to develop clinical questions, to locate evidence and to determine what practices the evidence does and does not support. Collaborative evidence-based practice projects serve to enhance the learning experience for undergraduate students and support evidence-based practice efforts of local clinical agencies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:00:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:00:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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