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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601623
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Developing a Virtual Community of Nursing Scholars among PhD Students
Author(s):
Jeffery, Alvin D.; Myers, Lynnea; Werthman, Jennifer Ann; Nimmagadda, Heather Lynn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi-at-Large
Author Details:
Alvin D. Jeffery, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC, alvinjeffery@gmail.com; Lynnea Myers, RN, PHN, CPNP; Jennifer Ann Werthman, RN; Heather Lynn Nimmagadda
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: As the global healthcare landscape continues to evolve from factors such as technological changes, socioeconomic shifts, and chronic disease emergence, a well-equipped cadre of nurse scientists to examine and meet the demands of the world's people is needed.' Nurses are beginning to respond to this need for advanced training, and online and distance education options in nursing are becoming increasingly common in higher education today. For graduate students pursuing a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, a particular concern relates to how one will build a community of scholars so vital to one's future research career while maintaining the flexibility of taking classes online and/or from a distance. This presentation will demonstrate strategies utilized by a cohort of current Nursing Science PhD students in an online/distance'program'to develop a community of scholars.'These strategies included a variety of'face-to-face, synchronous, asynchronous, and social media resources.' 'The presentation will conclude with how other students, nursing educators, and even nursing professionals can use similar formats to encourage the development of their own community of scholars regardless of the setting.' ' A brief overview of the Critical Inquiry Model will serve as a context for exploring the multiple facets of education delivered through online/distance formats.' Then, presenters will describe the unique environment in which they have thrived in a doctoral education program while offering a plethora of resources for the audience to explore after the session.' The presentation will include qualitative descriptions of a cohort's experience highlighting strengths and challenges of distance education while sharing innovative approaches to overcome barriers in learning and networking.' The lessons learned from synchronous distance education have great potential for application to multi-site research studies and international collaborations.' ' Furthermore, the educational model presented could be used within any higher education setting while admitting students from anywhere in the world.' This stimulates a global exchange of knowledge''among individual nurses and their affiliated practice settings.' Although time zone differences could pose a challenge with the synchronous discussions, the implications for regional development of similar programs inclusive of several neighboring time zones holds great potential for success.' Not only does distance education offer flexible teaching and learning strategies, but it also equips future nurse scientists with the skills to advance the science in a changing world where research is no longer confined to one's immediate geographic context.' This educational approach has the potential to expand research-training opportunities of the global community of nurses, who can then influence practice, education, research, and health care policy within their local contexts, as well as regionally and globally.'''
Keywords:
doctoral education; research training; online education
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST260
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleDeveloping a Virtual Community of Nursing Scholars among PhD Studentsen
dc.contributor.authorJeffery, Alvin D.en
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Lynneaen
dc.contributor.authorWerthman, Jennifer Annen
dc.contributor.authorNimmagadda, Heather Lynnen
dc.contributor.departmentChi-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsAlvin D. Jeffery, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC, alvinjeffery@gmail.com; Lynnea Myers, RN, PHN, CPNP; Jennifer Ann Werthman, RN; Heather Lynn Nimmagaddaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601623-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: As the global healthcare landscape continues to evolve from factors such as technological changes, socioeconomic shifts, and chronic disease emergence, a well-equipped cadre of nurse scientists to examine and meet the demands of the world's people is needed.' Nurses are beginning to respond to this need for advanced training, and online and distance education options in nursing are becoming increasingly common in higher education today. For graduate students pursuing a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, a particular concern relates to how one will build a community of scholars so vital to one's future research career while maintaining the flexibility of taking classes online and/or from a distance. This presentation will demonstrate strategies utilized by a cohort of current Nursing Science PhD students in an online/distance'program'to develop a community of scholars.'These strategies included a variety of'face-to-face, synchronous, asynchronous, and social media resources.' 'The presentation will conclude with how other students, nursing educators, and even nursing professionals can use similar formats to encourage the development of their own community of scholars regardless of the setting.' ' A brief overview of the Critical Inquiry Model will serve as a context for exploring the multiple facets of education delivered through online/distance formats.' Then, presenters will describe the unique environment in which they have thrived in a doctoral education program while offering a plethora of resources for the audience to explore after the session.' The presentation will include qualitative descriptions of a cohort's experience highlighting strengths and challenges of distance education while sharing innovative approaches to overcome barriers in learning and networking.' The lessons learned from synchronous distance education have great potential for application to multi-site research studies and international collaborations.' ' Furthermore, the educational model presented could be used within any higher education setting while admitting students from anywhere in the world.' This stimulates a global exchange of knowledge''among individual nurses and their affiliated practice settings.' Although time zone differences could pose a challenge with the synchronous discussions, the implications for regional development of similar programs inclusive of several neighboring time zones holds great potential for success.' Not only does distance education offer flexible teaching and learning strategies, but it also equips future nurse scientists with the skills to advance the science in a changing world where research is no longer confined to one's immediate geographic context.' This educational approach has the potential to expand research-training opportunities of the global community of nurses, who can then influence practice, education, research, and health care policy within their local contexts, as well as regionally and globally.'''en
dc.subjectdoctoral educationen
dc.subjectresearch trainingen
dc.subjectonline educationen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:51:00Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:51:00Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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