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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202089
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Supporting Nursing Research Through an Internship Program
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Design:  The use of a model for evidence-based practice guided this staff development project. After identification of the need to promote nursing research at the bedside, a team conducted a thorough literature review, which revealed internship programs can positively influence staff nurses’ attitudes toward research.  The team drafted a proposal describing the program, its goals, anticipated benefits, program design, application, and evaluation. Setting:  This five-hospital system was first awarded the Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence in 2005 and redesignated in 2009. Participants/Subjects:  Participants represent four hospitals and represent a range of experience. Requirements to be accepted into the program include a minimum of one year experience, at least half time employment, baccalaureate in nursing, willingness to commit to a research project until completed, and a letter of support from unit leadership. Method: Early in 2010, the team selected candidates based on a blinded application process using a standardized evaluation tool. Six nurses received offers to participate in the program. In the spring 2010, the interns began the program by attending the annual system-sponsored Nursing Research Symposium and an 8-hour program orientation. Interns paired into teams and started meeting monthly with the advising team and the faculty advisor. The focus of each monthly session is a step in the research process Results:   Two teams have presented their abstracts and IRB applications and have received approval.. Department leadership supports the interns by allowing for time to attend classes. Implications:  Organizational, structural, and personal supports have been instrumental to promoting nursing research at the bedside. These interns have drawn other nurses into their projects, creating increased interest in nursing research and evidence-based practice. What appeared to be overwhelming at the beginning of the program has been broken down into doable and understandable steps one month at a time. 
Keywords:
Nursing Research; Intership; Research
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSupporting Nursing Research Through an Internship Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202089-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Design:  The use of a model for evidence-based practice guided this staff development project. After identification of the need to promote nursing research at the bedside, a team conducted a thorough literature review, which revealed internship programs can positively influence staff nurses’ attitudes toward research.  The team drafted a proposal describing the program, its goals, anticipated benefits, program design, application, and evaluation. Setting:  This five-hospital system was first awarded the Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence in 2005 and redesignated in 2009. Participants/Subjects:  Participants represent four hospitals and represent a range of experience. Requirements to be accepted into the program include a minimum of one year experience, at least half time employment, baccalaureate in nursing, willingness to commit to a research project until completed, and a letter of support from unit leadership. Method: Early in 2010, the team selected candidates based on a blinded application process using a standardized evaluation tool. Six nurses received offers to participate in the program. In the spring 2010, the interns began the program by attending the annual system-sponsored Nursing Research Symposium and an 8-hour program orientation. Interns paired into teams and started meeting monthly with the advising team and the faculty advisor. The focus of each monthly session is a step in the research process Results:   Two teams have presented their abstracts and IRB applications and have received approval.. Department leadership supports the interns by allowing for time to attend classes. Implications:  Organizational, structural, and personal supports have been instrumental to promoting nursing research at the bedside. These interns have drawn other nurses into their projects, creating increased interest in nursing research and evidence-based practice. What appeared to be overwhelming at the beginning of the program has been broken down into doable and understandable steps one month at a time. en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Researchen_GB
dc.subjectIntershipen_GB
dc.subjectResearchen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:09:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:09:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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