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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183130
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Responding To a Sense of Urgency: Redesigning a Nursing Research Committee
Author(s):
Boyington, Alice; Ferrall, S.; Reardon, M.
Author Details:
Alice Boyington, RN, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, email: DeeDee.Boyington@moffitt.org; S. Ferrall; M. Reardon
Abstract:
Purpose: The Nursing Research Committee (NRC) at our 206-bed NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center was formed in 2004 and accomplished much toward establishing a program of nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing. Outcomes included a series of programs to educate nurses about the research process and completion of EBP reviews on topics applicable to oncology nursing practice. However new challenges that centered on our desire to generate knowledge in oncology nursing science and to achieve Magnet status called for new approaches. Identifying the needs to advance our program of nursing research while continuing with EBP initiatives, nurse leaders considered changes in the Nursing Research Committee. The purpose of this presentation is to describe an effective change process undertaken to redesign the NRC and to illustrate successful outcomes. Methods: To advance beyond simply getting the message across that we needed to increase our emphasis on nursing research, we embarked on a plan that gradually changed to a new way of operating the NRC. A change process described by Kotter and Cohen (2002) in their text titled The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations was used to redesign our NRC. The first step in their 8-step process is to create a sense of urgency. The remaining steps include: Build the guiding team; Get the vision right; Communicate for buy-in; Empower action; Create short-term wins; Don't let up; and Make change stick. A core method of See-Feel-Change was used to achieve changes in the committee's membership, scope, infrastructure, processes and modes of communication. Findings: The redesign of the NRC resulted in the formation of the Research Working Group (RWG), Evidence-Based Practice Working Group (EBPWG), and Research Education Working Group (REWG) under the umbrella of a Nursing Research Council. The RWG, with members from various areas throughout our Center and the USF College of Nursing, was charged with advancing nursing research. The group enthusiastically accepted the responsibility, and forms, guidelines and processes necessary for the RWG to function were developed. These short-term wins sustained our momentum. Communication strategies were designed to inform staff nurses about our accomplishments and about opportunities for their involvement in nursing research activities. Examples of our accomplishments include: three research projects completed and two projects in-process; Nursing Research Day; Nursing Research Fellowship Program; quarterly Nursing Research Newsletters; and 20-hour nursing research course. Discussion: NRC members felt a sense of urgency to increase our research productivity while continuing with EBP initiatives. Using a planned change process has enabled us to successfully redesign our NRC, designate a specific group to advance our program of nursing research and see tangible outcomes as a result of our efforts. We treated our "past" with respect, created short-term wins, communicated changes as we progressed, and continued our new way of operating over time.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Naples, Florida, USA
Description:
7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResponding To a Sense of Urgency: Redesigning a Nursing Research Committeeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoyington, Aliceen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerrall, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorReardon, M.en_US
dc.author.detailsAlice Boyington, RN, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, email: DeeDee.Boyington@moffitt.org; S. Ferrall; M. Reardonen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183130-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The Nursing Research Committee (NRC) at our 206-bed NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center was formed in 2004 and accomplished much toward establishing a program of nursing research and evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing. Outcomes included a series of programs to educate nurses about the research process and completion of EBP reviews on topics applicable to oncology nursing practice. However new challenges that centered on our desire to generate knowledge in oncology nursing science and to achieve Magnet status called for new approaches. Identifying the needs to advance our program of nursing research while continuing with EBP initiatives, nurse leaders considered changes in the Nursing Research Committee. The purpose of this presentation is to describe an effective change process undertaken to redesign the NRC and to illustrate successful outcomes. Methods: To advance beyond simply getting the message across that we needed to increase our emphasis on nursing research, we embarked on a plan that gradually changed to a new way of operating the NRC. A change process described by Kotter and Cohen (2002) in their text titled The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations was used to redesign our NRC. The first step in their 8-step process is to create a sense of urgency. The remaining steps include: Build the guiding team; Get the vision right; Communicate for buy-in; Empower action; Create short-term wins; Don't let up; and Make change stick. A core method of See-Feel-Change was used to achieve changes in the committee's membership, scope, infrastructure, processes and modes of communication. Findings: The redesign of the NRC resulted in the formation of the Research Working Group (RWG), Evidence-Based Practice Working Group (EBPWG), and Research Education Working Group (REWG) under the umbrella of a Nursing Research Council. The RWG, with members from various areas throughout our Center and the USF College of Nursing, was charged with advancing nursing research. The group enthusiastically accepted the responsibility, and forms, guidelines and processes necessary for the RWG to function were developed. These short-term wins sustained our momentum. Communication strategies were designed to inform staff nurses about our accomplishments and about opportunities for their involvement in nursing research activities. Examples of our accomplishments include: three research projects completed and two projects in-process; Nursing Research Day; Nursing Research Fellowship Program; quarterly Nursing Research Newsletters; and 20-hour nursing research course. Discussion: NRC members felt a sense of urgency to increase our research productivity while continuing with EBP initiatives. Using a planned change process has enabled us to successfully redesign our NRC, designate a specific group to advance our program of nursing research and see tangible outcomes as a result of our efforts. We treated our "past" with respect, created short-term wins, communicated changes as we progressed, and continued our new way of operating over time.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:15:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:15:50Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.name7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationNaples, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description7th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference - Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 11-13 February 2010 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida, 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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