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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165029
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF A NURSING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Author(s):
Kline, Nancy; Thom, Bridgette
Author Details:
Nancy Kline, PHD RN CPNP FAAN, Director, Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: klinen@mskcc.org; Bridgette Thom, MS
Abstract:
In order to expand the body of knowledge that defines the nursing discipline and provides evidence to support the delivery of patient care, research must be current and ongoing. The Research Fellowship sponsored by the Department of Nursing at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center was designed to teach nurses the requisite skills to enable them to independently conduct clinical research projects. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills regarding the research process, and participate in scholarly activities related to the care of the oncology patient. Participants are expected to develop a research question or hypothesis in their particular area of interest, and design and conduct a research project. Interested nurses complete a one-page application indicating their interest and commitment to the program, and are selected by a review committee. The nine-month program consists of didactic presentations, and one-on-one mentoring with a doctorally-prepared nurse, and research analyst. Nurse participants are given two days each month to work on their projects. They also must devote additional time to reading and preparing for their monthly research classes. Didactic content includes the following; protection of human subjects, reviewing the literature, developing a research question/ hypothesis, selecting a research design, conceptual frameworks, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, data collection, basic statistical analysis, and submitting and presenting a research abstract. The Fellowship program has been conducted annually since 2005, and to date 22 nurses have participated. Nurses with varying educational backgrounds and all patient care areas (e.g., inpatient, ambulatory and perioperative services) have participated. Emphasis is placed on both physiologic and psychosocial research; qualitative and quantitative methods; and designing studies that will not only improve symptom management, but also patient outcomes. Challenges encountered have included assisting the participants in navigating the research process within the institution, and providing ongoing mentorship simultaneously to 22 nurses. However, the Fellowship has been met with resounding support from administration and from the nursing staff. This initiative is expected to increase satisfaction among the hospitalÆs nurses by promoting professional development, ultimately leading to higher rates of retention and enhanced patient care.
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:
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.titleDEVELOPMENT OF A NURSING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKline, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorThom, Bridgetteen_US
dc.author.detailsNancy Kline, PHD RN CPNP FAAN, Director, Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: klinen@mskcc.org; Bridgette Thom, MSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165029-
dc.description.abstractIn order to expand the body of knowledge that defines the nursing discipline and provides evidence to support the delivery of patient care, research must be current and ongoing. The Research Fellowship sponsored by the Department of Nursing at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center was designed to teach nurses the requisite skills to enable them to independently conduct clinical research projects. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills regarding the research process, and participate in scholarly activities related to the care of the oncology patient. Participants are expected to develop a research question or hypothesis in their particular area of interest, and design and conduct a research project. Interested nurses complete a one-page application indicating their interest and commitment to the program, and are selected by a review committee. The nine-month program consists of didactic presentations, and one-on-one mentoring with a doctorally-prepared nurse, and research analyst. Nurse participants are given two days each month to work on their projects. They also must devote additional time to reading and preparing for their monthly research classes. Didactic content includes the following; protection of human subjects, reviewing the literature, developing a research question/ hypothesis, selecting a research design, conceptual frameworks, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, data collection, basic statistical analysis, and submitting and presenting a research abstract. The Fellowship program has been conducted annually since 2005, and to date 22 nurses have participated. Nurses with varying educational backgrounds and all patient care areas (e.g., inpatient, ambulatory and perioperative services) have participated. Emphasis is placed on both physiologic and psychosocial research; qualitative and quantitative methods; and designing studies that will not only improve symptom management, but also patient outcomes. Challenges encountered have included assisting the participants in navigating the research process within the institution, and providing ongoing mentorship simultaneously to 22 nurses. However, the Fellowship has been met with resounding support from administration and from the nursing staff. This initiative is expected to increase satisfaction among the hospitalÆs nurses by promoting professional development, ultimately leading to higher rates of retention and enhanced patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:15Z-
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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