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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164227
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Development Of Research Self-Study Modules
Author(s):
Aloe, Karen; Ryan, Marybeth
Author Details:
Karen Aloe, RN, MS, CCRN, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Marybeth Ryan, RN, PhD
Abstract:
Problem: Research utilization and evidence-based practice are both processes that require nurses to have research knowledge and skills. Many nurses are fearful of research and avoid reading nursing research studies or using research in their practice. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to implement strategies that help nurses develop or enhance their reading and research skills, thus enabling fuller participation in developing research-based innovations or establishing best practice through outcomes evaluation. Significance/Needs Assessment: A key step in the research utilization process is the ability to read nursing research studies and determine if the findings that are to be applied in practice are clinically relevant and have scientific merit. To do this, nurses need to be able to read published studies critically and evaluate the quality of the reported research. Likewise, participating in interdisciplinary evidence-based practice decisions requires that nurses have research knowledge and skills since research has been identified as the core source of evidence in the evidence-based practice process. The literature indicates that often Master's prepared nurses are reluctant to critique research studies (Kirschoff & Beck, 1995). Staff nurses, including those in health care institutions, often express anxiety about engaging in nursing research activities. Strategies are needed to strengthen nurses' research-related knowledge and skills will allow them to participate more knowledgeably and comfortably in these critical processes. Description of the Clinical Innovation: Members of the hospital's Nursing Research Team (NRT), which include Clinical Nurse Specialists, developed research self-study modules for staff's use. A module packet contains guidelines for use, an article on how to read nursing research, and a nursing research study with warm-up exercises and questions related to the study for the nurse to complete; the nurse can choose from among three articles to read. Upon completing the module, the nurse will meet with a NRT member to discuss his/her answers to the questions. A Lunch and Learn program is planned to launch and advertise this endeavor and will be used as a time to critique a study with the participants and pique their interest in doing one of the modules. Mechanisms for storing the module packets and staff's access to them have been arranged. Completion of a module will be documented in the staff member's annual evaluation. Evaluation/Outcomes: Use of the research self-study modules will be tracked to establish staff's response to this innovation. A Likert-type evaluation tool and an interview guide will be used by NRT members to obtain feedback from nurses who have completed a module to determine the impact of this project on their research knowledge and skills and its relevance to their practice. As a result of this innovation, nurses should be able to: complete the warm-up exercises and questions for the selected nursing research article in the self-study module; identify areas where research knowledge and skills need to be strengthened; participate more confidently in the research utilization and evidence-based practice processes; and report satisfaction completing the research self-study module. Implications for Nursing Practice: Learning to read nursing research, doing so with a more critical lens, and becoming more familiar with the research process as a result should allow nurses to feel more comfortable in being involved in research utilization and evidence-based practice processes. Nurses also will have the opportunity to be mentored by and collaborate with the Clinical Nurse Specialists who are members of the Nursing Research Team.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Development Of Research Self-Study Modulesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAloe, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Marybethen_US
dc.author.detailsKaren Aloe, RN, MS, CCRN, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Marybeth Ryan, RN, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164227-
dc.description.abstractProblem: Research utilization and evidence-based practice are both processes that require nurses to have research knowledge and skills. Many nurses are fearful of research and avoid reading nursing research studies or using research in their practice. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to implement strategies that help nurses develop or enhance their reading and research skills, thus enabling fuller participation in developing research-based innovations or establishing best practice through outcomes evaluation. Significance/Needs Assessment: A key step in the research utilization process is the ability to read nursing research studies and determine if the findings that are to be applied in practice are clinically relevant and have scientific merit. To do this, nurses need to be able to read published studies critically and evaluate the quality of the reported research. Likewise, participating in interdisciplinary evidence-based practice decisions requires that nurses have research knowledge and skills since research has been identified as the core source of evidence in the evidence-based practice process. The literature indicates that often Master's prepared nurses are reluctant to critique research studies (Kirschoff & Beck, 1995). Staff nurses, including those in health care institutions, often express anxiety about engaging in nursing research activities. Strategies are needed to strengthen nurses' research-related knowledge and skills will allow them to participate more knowledgeably and comfortably in these critical processes. Description of the Clinical Innovation: Members of the hospital's Nursing Research Team (NRT), which include Clinical Nurse Specialists, developed research self-study modules for staff's use. A module packet contains guidelines for use, an article on how to read nursing research, and a nursing research study with warm-up exercises and questions related to the study for the nurse to complete; the nurse can choose from among three articles to read. Upon completing the module, the nurse will meet with a NRT member to discuss his/her answers to the questions. A Lunch and Learn program is planned to launch and advertise this endeavor and will be used as a time to critique a study with the participants and pique their interest in doing one of the modules. Mechanisms for storing the module packets and staff's access to them have been arranged. Completion of a module will be documented in the staff member's annual evaluation. Evaluation/Outcomes: Use of the research self-study modules will be tracked to establish staff's response to this innovation. A Likert-type evaluation tool and an interview guide will be used by NRT members to obtain feedback from nurses who have completed a module to determine the impact of this project on their research knowledge and skills and its relevance to their practice. As a result of this innovation, nurses should be able to: complete the warm-up exercises and questions for the selected nursing research article in the self-study module; identify areas where research knowledge and skills need to be strengthened; participate more confidently in the research utilization and evidence-based practice processes; and report satisfaction completing the research self-study module. Implications for Nursing Practice: Learning to read nursing research, doing so with a more critical lens, and becoming more familiar with the research process as a result should allow nurses to feel more comfortable in being involved in research utilization and evidence-based practice processes. Nurses also will have the opportunity to be mentored by and collaborate with the Clinical Nurse Specialists who are members of the Nursing Research Team.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:25Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_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.en_US
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