From Competition to Collaboration: Development of a Community-Wide Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182067
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
From Competition to Collaboration: Development of a Community-Wide Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship
Author(s):
Smith, Andrea
Author Details:
Andrea Smith, PhD, RN, CPNP, Director, Nursing Research & EBP, Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, email: andrea.smith@cookchildrens.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Hospitals often lack the resource and infrastructure support to strengthen evidence-based practice (EBP) skills in their staff. This presentation will describe the development of a innovative community-wide Nursing EBP Fellowship through collaboration among competitive academic institutions and Magnet/Non-Magnet hospitals in a large urban area. The fellowship was an outcome of a recently established EBP & Research Collaborative between 30 area hospitals and 3 universities. The collaborative goal was to put aside competition and forge alliances to pool resources and raise the quality of patient care throughout the community. The purpose of the EBP Fellowship was to foster scientific inquiry and develop in-depth EBP skills to equip staff nurses to become super users in their individual hospitals. The fellowship consisted of a total of 6 day-long classes held at a central location throughout the fall and spring. Mentors were identified, and release time was ensured for Fellows to develop an EBP project in their institution. The strong inter-agency collaboration provided a rich faculty that included local university nursing faculty, CNOs, Directors of Nursing Research in Magnet hospitals, and national EBP/Research experts who came together to share diverse points of view and experiences with the staff nurse Fellows. Thirty-four nurses completed the initial fellowship and 42 are currently enrolled. Evaluations revealed that participants and nurse administrators were overwhelmingly positive about the fellowship. Increased knowledge, decreased fear of research, professional development, networking and mutual support with area colleagues, and the empowerment to effect change in their practice were all stated as outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFrom Competition to Collaboration: Development of a Community-Wide Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Fellowshipen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Andreaen_US
dc.author.detailsAndrea Smith, PhD, RN, CPNP, Director, Nursing Research & EBP, Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, email: andrea.smith@cookchildrens.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182067-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Hospitals often lack the resource and infrastructure support to strengthen evidence-based practice (EBP) skills in their staff. This presentation will describe the development of a innovative community-wide Nursing EBP Fellowship through collaboration among competitive academic institutions and Magnet/Non-Magnet hospitals in a large urban area. The fellowship was an outcome of a recently established EBP & Research Collaborative between 30 area hospitals and 3 universities. The collaborative goal was to put aside competition and forge alliances to pool resources and raise the quality of patient care throughout the community. The purpose of the EBP Fellowship was to foster scientific inquiry and develop in-depth EBP skills to equip staff nurses to become super users in their individual hospitals. The fellowship consisted of a total of 6 day-long classes held at a central location throughout the fall and spring. Mentors were identified, and release time was ensured for Fellows to develop an EBP project in their institution. The strong inter-agency collaboration provided a rich faculty that included local university nursing faculty, CNOs, Directors of Nursing Research in Magnet hospitals, and national EBP/Research experts who came together to share diverse points of view and experiences with the staff nurse Fellows. Thirty-four nurses completed the initial fellowship and 42 are currently enrolled. Evaluations revealed that participants and nurse administrators were overwhelmingly positive about the fellowship. Increased knowledge, decreased fear of research, professional development, networking and mutual support with area colleagues, and the empowerment to effect change in their practice were all stated as outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:38Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.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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