Implementing a Research Fellowship: A Partnership Between Academia and Service

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202292
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing a Research Fellowship: A Partnership Between Academia and Service
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: In 2007, a 10-hospital healthcare system and the nursing school at a top-ranked university initiated a partnership to develop clinically-based nurse researchers. By the end of the course, participants were able to: understand the importance of research translation into practice; identify various research designs and data collection methods; critique research and theoretical frameworks relevant to a research question; develop a researchable question or hypothesis; delineate appropriate statistical analyses; submit a proposal for Human Subjects Review; implement the research project; and disseminate the findings. Implementation: Fifteen staff nurses and nurse leaders were selected for each of the four research fellowships. The first day consisted of an 8 hour workshop providing a forum for outlining future class topics and discussing participants’ research ideas, followed by 10-15 weeks of classes geared to developing and refining the proposals. In this unique collaborative partnership, researchers from both institutions were involved in providing instruction and consultation. University faculty presented the majority of didactic content, while the hospital-based Director of Nursing Research guided fellows in the implementation of their projects. Outcomes: To date, 60 nurses have participated in the fellowships, 14 studies have received IRB approval and 11 protocols are completed. Dissemination activities include: 6 published or in press papers, 15 podium, and 18 poster presentations at regional, national and international venues. Three fellows have been recognized with national research awards. Participants completed pre and post-assessments, and indicated improved confidence in all areas of research.  Conclusions: This collaborative program has implications for other facilities with goals of increasing the numbers of research projects led by hospital-based nurses. This program also assists in facilitating clinical research that supports Magnet designation/re-designation. Implementation of the research is dependent upon having a doctorally-prepared nurse scientist in the organization to actively coach participants through the IRB process and data collection issues. 
Keywords:
Education; Research Fellowship; Implementation
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.titleImplementing a Research Fellowship: A Partnership Between Academia and Serviceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202292-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: In 2007, a 10-hospital healthcare system and the nursing school at a top-ranked university initiated a partnership to develop clinically-based nurse researchers. By the end of the course, participants were able to: understand the importance of research translation into practice; identify various research designs and data collection methods; critique research and theoretical frameworks relevant to a research question; develop a researchable question or hypothesis; delineate appropriate statistical analyses; submit a proposal for Human Subjects Review; implement the research project; and disseminate the findings. Implementation: Fifteen staff nurses and nurse leaders were selected for each of the four research fellowships. The first day consisted of an 8 hour workshop providing a forum for outlining future class topics and discussing participants’ research ideas, followed by 10-15 weeks of classes geared to developing and refining the proposals. In this unique collaborative partnership, researchers from both institutions were involved in providing instruction and consultation. University faculty presented the majority of didactic content, while the hospital-based Director of Nursing Research guided fellows in the implementation of their projects. Outcomes: To date, 60 nurses have participated in the fellowships, 14 studies have received IRB approval and 11 protocols are completed. Dissemination activities include: 6 published or in press papers, 15 podium, and 18 poster presentations at regional, national and international venues. Three fellows have been recognized with national research awards. Participants completed pre and post-assessments, and indicated improved confidence in all areas of research.  Conclusions: This collaborative program has implications for other facilities with goals of increasing the numbers of research projects led by hospital-based nurses. This program also assists in facilitating clinical research that supports Magnet designation/re-designation. Implementation of the research is dependent upon having a doctorally-prepared nurse scientist in the organization to actively coach participants through the IRB process and data collection issues. en_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectResearch Fellowshipen_GB
dc.subjectImplementationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:20:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:20:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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