Educational Collaboration Between Oman and Wales: The Effects of a Cardiff BSC on Omani Nurses' Professional Development and Clinical Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304343
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Educational Collaboration Between Oman and Wales: The Effects of a Cardiff BSC on Omani Nurses' Professional Development and Clinical Practice
Author(s):
Watkins, Dianne S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Dianne S. Watkins, Ed.D, MSc, RN, HV, RM, watkinssd@cf.ac.uk
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies collaborated with the Ministry of Health Oman in development of a BSc in Nursing Studies for qualified nurses delivered in Oman by Cardiff staff. A longitudinal qualitative research study was undertaken from April 2010 – April 2012 following students in cohort 1(N=27) and cohort 2 (N=30) and a random selection of nurse managers (N=20). The purpose of the research was to explore why Omani nurses chose to undertake a BSc in Nursing Studies; and to investigate nurses’ and nurse managers’ perceptions of the impact of the programme on professional development and clinical practice.

Methods: Data collection methods included focus groups and semi structured interviews conducted in Oman. Focus groups were undertaken with all students who had embarked on the programme. 10 students and their managers were randomly selected from each cohort making a total of 20 students and 20 nurse managers who took part in semi structured 6 months after the course had completed. Thematic analysis took place with the use of a template developed from the data. 

Results: Nurses’ reasons for application included easy access to a degree in Oman; enhance career progression; knowledge and skill acquisition; self growth; attain a qualification and prepare for study at postgraduate level. Influence on professional development and clinical practice were increased personal confidence and self esteem; systematic critical thinking and improved communication; development of the evidence based practitioner able to appraise evidence and apply this to practice; a practitioner able to manage and lead others; career development and implementation of changes to improve patient care. Findings were supported by evidence from managers and nurses.

Conclusion: BSc education delivered by a UK University has developed evidence based practitioners able to implement changes in practice to improve care and has enhanced career prospects for nurses.

Keywords:
Degree study; Qualitative research; Evaluation
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEducational Collaboration Between Oman and Wales: The Effects of a Cardiff BSC on Omani Nurses' Professional Development and Clinical Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWatkins, Dianne S.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsDianne S. Watkins, Ed.D, MSc, RN, HV, RM, watkinssd@cf.ac.uken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304343-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies collaborated with the Ministry of Health Oman in development of a BSc in Nursing Studies for qualified nurses delivered in Oman by Cardiff staff. A longitudinal qualitative research study was undertaken from April 2010 – April 2012 following students in cohort 1(N=27) and cohort 2 (N=30) and a random selection of nurse managers (N=20). The purpose of the research was to explore why Omani nurses chose to undertake a BSc in Nursing Studies; and to investigate nurses’ and nurse managers’ perceptions of the impact of the programme on professional development and clinical practice. <p><b>Methods: </b>Data collection methods included focus groups and semi structured interviews conducted in Oman. Focus groups were undertaken with all students who had embarked on the programme. 10 students and their managers were randomly selected from each cohort making a total of 20 students and 20 nurse managers who took part in semi structured 6 months after the course had completed. Thematic analysis took place with the use of a template developed from the data.  <p><b>Results: </b>Nurses’ reasons for application included easy access to a degree in Oman; enhance career progression; knowledge and skill acquisition; self growth; attain a qualification and prepare for study at postgraduate level. Influence on professional development and clinical practice were increased personal confidence and self esteem; systematic critical thinking and improved communication; development of the evidence based practitioner able to appraise evidence and apply this to practice; a practitioner able to manage and lead others; career development and implementation of changes to improve patient care. Findings were supported by evidence from managers and nurses. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>BSc education delivered by a UK University has developed evidence based practitioners able to implement changes in practice to improve care and has enhanced career prospects for nurses.en_GB
dc.subjectDegree studyen_GB
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_GB
dc.subjectEvaluationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:56Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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