THE CLINICAL SCHOLAR: FORMAL RECOGNITION OF NURSE CLINICIANS' COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164705
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE CLINICAL SCHOLAR: FORMAL RECOGNITION OF NURSE CLINICIANS' COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES
Author(s):
Fonteyn, Marsha; Healey, Martha; Suzuki, Naoe; Bauer-Wu, Susan
Author Details:
Marsha Fonteyn, RN PHD OCN, Nurse Scientist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: MarshaFonteyn@dfci.harvard.edu; Martha Healey, RN, MSN, FNP; Naoe Suzuki, MFA; Susan Bauer-Wu, RN, DNSc
Abstract:
The nurse scientists and other staff in our nursing research center, located in a NCI-designated Cancer Center, are continuously seeking ways to encourage the nurse clinicians at our institution to become more involved in the research, evidence-based practice and scholarly activities of the research center. Such collaboration is not only mutually beneficial, but also provides a mechanism for more rapid translation of new knowledge into clinical practice. To encourage and promote greater involvement of nurse clinicians with our nursing research center activities, we have developed the Clinical Scholars Program. Guided by principles of Transformational Leadership theory, we use role modeling and ceremony to build and sustain a nursing culture committed to inquiry and scholarship. The Clinical Scholar was originally conceived (four years ago) as a mentored research experience that would link a clinician with a nurse scientist by providing a mechanism for the Scholar to receive release time and funding to carry out a small research project. This expensive and labor-intensive approach meant that we had to limit the number of Clinical Scholars to one a year, thus slowing progress towards our goal of creating a culture of inquiry and scholarship in nursing practice at our Cancer Center. Now, three years since its inception, we have expanded the Clinical Scholar Program to encompass more of our nursing staff. In the spring of 2007, we will formally recognize over 30 nurse clinicians as Clinical Scholars for their collaborative work with the nurses from our research center. Correspondingly, the number of collaborative projects (evidence-based practice and research), presentations and publications has remarkably increased and feedback from those involved has been very positive. Establishing a mechanism to encourage and reward collaboration between nurses from clinical practice and a nursing research center can be transformational in creating a culture of inquiry and scholarship in nursing practice. Our recognition program could be easily adapted to a variety of settings as an effective strategy for increasing the involvement of clinical oncology nurses in research and other scholarly activities.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE CLINICAL SCHOLAR: FORMAL RECOGNITION OF NURSE CLINICIANS' COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIESen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFonteyn, Marshaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHealey, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuzuki, Naoeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBauer-Wu, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsMarsha Fonteyn, RN PHD OCN, Nurse Scientist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: MarshaFonteyn@dfci.harvard.edu; Martha Healey, RN, MSN, FNP; Naoe Suzuki, MFA; Susan Bauer-Wu, RN, DNScen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164705-
dc.description.abstractThe nurse scientists and other staff in our nursing research center, located in a NCI-designated Cancer Center, are continuously seeking ways to encourage the nurse clinicians at our institution to become more involved in the research, evidence-based practice and scholarly activities of the research center. Such collaboration is not only mutually beneficial, but also provides a mechanism for more rapid translation of new knowledge into clinical practice. To encourage and promote greater involvement of nurse clinicians with our nursing research center activities, we have developed the Clinical Scholars Program. Guided by principles of Transformational Leadership theory, we use role modeling and ceremony to build and sustain a nursing culture committed to inquiry and scholarship. The Clinical Scholar was originally conceived (four years ago) as a mentored research experience that would link a clinician with a nurse scientist by providing a mechanism for the Scholar to receive release time and funding to carry out a small research project. This expensive and labor-intensive approach meant that we had to limit the number of Clinical Scholars to one a year, thus slowing progress towards our goal of creating a culture of inquiry and scholarship in nursing practice at our Cancer Center. Now, three years since its inception, we have expanded the Clinical Scholar Program to encompass more of our nursing staff. In the spring of 2007, we will formally recognize over 30 nurse clinicians as Clinical Scholars for their collaborative work with the nurses from our research center. Correspondingly, the number of collaborative projects (evidence-based practice and research), presentations and publications has remarkably increased and feedback from those involved has been very positive. Establishing a mechanism to encourage and reward collaboration between nurses from clinical practice and a nursing research center can be transformational in creating a culture of inquiry and scholarship in nursing practice. Our recognition program could be easily adapted to a variety of settings as an effective strategy for increasing the involvement of clinical oncology nurses in research and other scholarly activities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:29Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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.-
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