Enhancing Gerontology Content in Canadian Nursing Education Through Knowledge Translation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304062
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Gerontology Content in Canadian Nursing Education Through Knowledge Translation
Author(s):
McCleary, Lynn; McGilton, Katherine S.; Boscart, Veronique
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Pi
Author Details:
Lynn McCleary, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD, lmccleary@brocku.ca; Katherine S. McGilton, RN, PhD; Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MEd, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: In Canada there is an urgent need to enhance gerontological content in entry to practice nursing education. This study examined the immediate and one year outcomes of Canadian Knowledge Exchange Institutes for Nursing Education.

Methods: The Knowledge Exchange Institutes were based in Graham and colleagues' (2006) Knowledge-to-Action process model. They engaged 49 nursing faculty and PhD students from across Canada in the process of curriculum review and enhancement. Participants were given extensive knowledge products for integration in courses. They developed strategies to enhance courses and engage their colleagues in curriculum revision and enhancement. The impact was evaluated immediately after the institutes (quantitative questionnaires) and one year later (questionnaires and qualitative interviews). Descriptive statistical analyses and content analyses of the interview data were conducted.

Results: The pre-institute exercise of evaluating courses and curriculum against established gerontological nursing competencies was rated as very helpful. Participants reported having met personal goals and having concrete plans to integrate knowledge products in courses and disseminate learning to their colleagues. One year later, all participants reported having used the knowledge products (in courses with a total enrollment of 1600 students). The products were very feasible to integrate into classroom teaching (70%) and clinical teaching (43%). All participants disseminated knowledge products to colleagues. Common barriers to integration in curriculum were: negative perceptions of faculty colleagues, impending curricular revisions, and lack of confidence of colleagues to use gerontological resources in their teaching.

Conclusion: The Knowledge-to-Action process model was an effective way to organize the institutes. It helped participants create workable plans for change. The institutes were successful for participants. Ongoing support may be necessary to spread learning to their faculty colleagues and sustain curricular enhancement.

Keywords:
Knowledge Translation; Nursing Education; Gerontological Nursing
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEnhancing Gerontology Content in Canadian Nursing Education Through Knowledge Translationen
dc.contributor.authorMcCleary, Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorMcGilton, Katherine S.en
dc.contributor.authorBoscart, Veroniqueen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Pien
dc.author.detailsLynn McCleary, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD, lmccleary@brocku.ca; Katherine S. McGilton, RN, PhD; Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MEd, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304062-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><p><b>Purpose: </b> In Canada there is an urgent need to enhance gerontological content in entry to practice nursing education. This study examined the immediate and one year outcomes of Canadian Knowledge Exchange Institutes for Nursing Education. <p><b>Methods: </b> The Knowledge Exchange Institutes were based in Graham and colleagues' (2006) Knowledge-to-Action process model. They engaged 49 nursing faculty and PhD students from across Canada in the process of curriculum review and enhancement. Participants were given extensive knowledge products for integration in courses. They developed strategies to enhance courses and engage their colleagues in curriculum revision and enhancement. The impact was evaluated immediately after the institutes (quantitative questionnaires) and one year later (questionnaires and qualitative interviews). Descriptive statistical analyses and content analyses of the interview data were conducted. <p><b>Results: </b> The pre-institute exercise of evaluating courses and curriculum against established gerontological nursing competencies was rated as very helpful. Participants reported having met personal goals and having concrete plans to integrate knowledge products in courses and disseminate learning to their colleagues. One year later, all participants reported having used the knowledge products (in courses with a total enrollment of 1600 students). The products were very feasible to integrate into classroom teaching (70%) and clinical teaching (43%). All participants disseminated knowledge products to colleagues. Common barriers to integration in curriculum were: negative perceptions of faculty colleagues, impending curricular revisions, and lack of confidence of colleagues to use gerontological resources in their teaching. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The Knowledge-to-Action process model was an effective way to organize the institutes. It helped participants create workable plans for change. The institutes were successful for participants. Ongoing support may be necessary to spread learning to their faculty colleagues and sustain curricular enhancement.en
dc.subjectKnowledge Translationen
dc.subjectNursing Educationen
dc.subjectGerontological Nursingen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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