Nurse Scientist, a Role Not Just for University Affiliated Hospitals: Leading Change in the Community Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202024
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Scientist, a Role Not Just for University Affiliated Hospitals: Leading Change in the Community Setting
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) University affiliated hospitals have long employed nurse scientists (NS). This resource has been seldom utilized in the community hospital setting. Organizational excellence is a springboard to invest in a NS to facilitate the creation of a culture of discovery and innovation.  The NS provides pivotal leadership for change while enculturating evidenced based practices (EBP) and advancing nursing science through research (Titler, 2004). Partnerships with nursing colleges supply qualified candidates and resources to nurture community NSs. Clarity of role design provides infrastructure and resources to bring about advancement of EBP and research. Relationship building with academic partners and within the organization is essential to successful implementation.  Role modeling and mentorship provide “the push” to move a culture apprehensive of EBP and research; to one where staff actively seeks advice to develop EBPs and research ideas, “the pull” (Milton, et. al., 2008). Innovations include establishment of EBP projects on 75% of clinical units with improved outcomes; a research council supporting three community hospitals; a healthcare system wide annual EBP and research conference; implementation of evidentiary review and IRB preparation strategies; and conduction of original facility/system level research.  Implementation of peer review has provided clinicians with constructive critique of more than 100 abstracts, posters and podiums targeted for regional, national and international conference dissemination over the past 3 years.  The NS makes valuable global contributions to organizations through development of new knowledge and facilitation of research utilization and EBP.  The NS is a feasible, flexible, value added position in any community hospital. References Milton, D., et. al. (2008). Clarifying the role of director of nursing research in clinical settings:  expectations and challenges.  Nurse Leader, August, 29 – 33. Titler, M. G.  (2004). Understanding synergy: the model from the perspective of a nurse scientist. Excellence in Nursing Knowledge, August-September, 1 – 4.
Keywords:
Innovation; Performance; Nurse Scientist
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Scientist, a Role Not Just for University Affiliated Hospitals: Leading Change in the Community Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202024-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) University affiliated hospitals have long employed nurse scientists (NS). This resource has been seldom utilized in the community hospital setting. Organizational excellence is a springboard to invest in a NS to facilitate the creation of a culture of discovery and innovation.  The NS provides pivotal leadership for change while enculturating evidenced based practices (EBP) and advancing nursing science through research (Titler, 2004). Partnerships with nursing colleges supply qualified candidates and resources to nurture community NSs. Clarity of role design provides infrastructure and resources to bring about advancement of EBP and research. Relationship building with academic partners and within the organization is essential to successful implementation.  Role modeling and mentorship provide “the push” to move a culture apprehensive of EBP and research; to one where staff actively seeks advice to develop EBPs and research ideas, “the pull” (Milton, et. al., 2008). Innovations include establishment of EBP projects on 75% of clinical units with improved outcomes; a research council supporting three community hospitals; a healthcare system wide annual EBP and research conference; implementation of evidentiary review and IRB preparation strategies; and conduction of original facility/system level research.  Implementation of peer review has provided clinicians with constructive critique of more than 100 abstracts, posters and podiums targeted for regional, national and international conference dissemination over the past 3 years.  The NS makes valuable global contributions to organizations through development of new knowledge and facilitation of research utilization and EBP.  The NS is a feasible, flexible, value added position in any community hospital. References Milton, D., et. al. (2008). Clarifying the role of director of nursing research in clinical settings:  expectations and challenges.  Nurse Leader, August, 29 – 33. Titler, M. G.  (2004). Understanding synergy: the model from the perspective of a nurse scientist. Excellence in Nursing Knowledge, August-September, 1 – 4.en_GB
dc.subjectInnovationen_GB
dc.subjectPerformanceen_GB
dc.subjectNurse Scientisten_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:05:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:05:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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