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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162126
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses in Action: A Partnership Model for Academic-Community Service-Research
Author(s):
Hall-Long, Bethany
Author Details:
Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RNC, FAAN, University of Delaware, Middletown, Delaware, USA, email: blong@udel.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the evaluation research case study of a model academic-community partnership, Student Nurses in Action (SNIA). Background: Given complex health systems changes and the rise in the number of uninsured, the time was ripe for such a research-service partnership. The partners are the University of Delaware School of Nursing's students and non-profit and public agencies, including the DE Division of Public Health (DPH). Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A case study design was applied to explore the SNIA partnership. The settings included statewide public health (DPH) agencies and the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), and the University of DE's School of Nursing. A convenience sample of chronically ill clients (n=255) were studied. The community health faculty served as P.I. with the CNS at the VNA as Co-PI. Students (n=42) each semester served as data collectors from 2002-2005. The intervention was SNIA's client health education program. Preceptors, students and faculty met on a regular basis for focus groups and public health in-services, using classroom, video, and WEB based formats. Community based organizations (CBOs) and residents worked with students, faculty and public health staff to develop, implement and evaluate this partnership. PIA's evaluation included formative and summative measures. Results: SNIA provided over $215,000 in community service while building evidenced based practice in the areas of public health, especially with diabetes self management. Findings included client reports of a 33% improved self-care knowledge with over a 55% drop in hospitalizations for VNA clients post the SNIA program. In turn, students reported a 75% increase in classroom learning and a 50% increase in pre and post clinical testing scores with vulnerable populations. Conclusions and Implications: The paper ends with multiple scholarship implications for future adoption with diverse communities. Thus, SNIA outcomes serve to create a blueprint for the replication of such as program at other schools of nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses in Action: A Partnership Model for Academic-Community Service-Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHall-Long, Bethanyen_US
dc.author.detailsBethany Hall-Long, PhD, RNC, FAAN, University of Delaware, Middletown, Delaware, USA, email: blong@udel.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162126-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the evaluation research case study of a model academic-community partnership, Student Nurses in Action (SNIA). Background: Given complex health systems changes and the rise in the number of uninsured, the time was ripe for such a research-service partnership. The partners are the University of Delaware School of Nursing's students and non-profit and public agencies, including the DE Division of Public Health (DPH). Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): A case study design was applied to explore the SNIA partnership. The settings included statewide public health (DPH) agencies and the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), and the University of DE's School of Nursing. A convenience sample of chronically ill clients (n=255) were studied. The community health faculty served as P.I. with the CNS at the VNA as Co-PI. Students (n=42) each semester served as data collectors from 2002-2005. The intervention was SNIA's client health education program. Preceptors, students and faculty met on a regular basis for focus groups and public health in-services, using classroom, video, and WEB based formats. Community based organizations (CBOs) and residents worked with students, faculty and public health staff to develop, implement and evaluate this partnership. PIA's evaluation included formative and summative measures. Results: SNIA provided over $215,000 in community service while building evidenced based practice in the areas of public health, especially with diabetes self management. Findings included client reports of a 33% improved self-care knowledge with over a 55% drop in hospitalizations for VNA clients post the SNIA program. In turn, students reported a 75% increase in classroom learning and a 50% increase in pre and post clinical testing scores with vulnerable populations. Conclusions and Implications: The paper ends with multiple scholarship implications for future adoption with diverse communities. Thus, SNIA outcomes serve to create a blueprint for the replication of such as program at other schools of nursing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:01:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:01:20Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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