Mentoring Undergraduate Nursing Students for Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Quality and Safety in Long-Term Care Settings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601878
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mentoring Undergraduate Nursing Students for Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Quality and Safety in Long-Term Care Settings
Other Titles:
Exploring the Student Learning Environment [Session]
Author(s):
Roe, Elizabeth; Halabicky, Olivia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Chi
Author Details:
Elizabeth Roe, RN, eroe@svsu.edu; Olivia Halabicky
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: This presentation will describe a project to mentor undergraduate nursing students and clinical staff in Evidence-based Practice (EBP) to improve quality and safety in long-term care (LTC). The project has been mutually beneficial to the Nursing Program and clinical settings involved. The goals of this project are: 1. To involve students in evidence-based initiatives in the long-term care setting, 2. To increase the knowledge and use of EBP in the LTC setting, and: 3. Improve quality and safety in the LTC setting. The project began five years ago when a Nursing faculty member from the University functioned as an EBP mentor in an acute care hospital, providing education on EBP and assisting hospital staff in the identification of evidence-based questions with subsequent evidence reviews and recommendations. Undergraduate Nursing students were involved in this EBP initiative by doing EBP reviews, making recommendations, and participating in a variety of EBP initiatives in the clinical setting. Six months ago this project extended to the long-term care (LTC) setting where the faculty member and a undergraduate Nursing student have been working with LTC staff. The faculty member and student work with the LTC staff to identify clinical problems, complete a EBP review, make recommendations, and assist with implementation if needed. Both the faculty member and student serve as mentors, helping nurses in LTC (at all levels) who are often unaware of EBP, integrate evidence into practice. This is especially relevant in LTCs which have a very low percentage of Registered Nurses, let alone nurses with baccalaureate degrees that are knowledgeable about EBP. The project will include multiple Nursing students and extend to a total of three LTC facilities over the next two years. This project has benefited the Nursing program, Nursing students, and the agencies involved in a variety of ways. The clinical agencies have increased the use of EBP and improved quality and safety. Nursing students have increased their competency in EBP and seen firsthand the importance of EBP in the clinical setting. The Nursing program have benefited by the increase in the collaborative relationships with the agencies and opportunities for students.
Keywords:
evidence-based practice; long-term care; nursing students
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15F11
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.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMentoring Undergraduate Nursing Students for Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Quality and Safety in Long-Term Care Settingsen
dc.title.alternativeExploring the Student Learning Environment [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorRoe, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorHalabicky, Oliviaen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Chien
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Roe, RN, eroe@svsu.edu; Olivia Halabickyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601878-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: This presentation will describe a project to mentor undergraduate nursing students and clinical staff in Evidence-based Practice (EBP) to improve quality and safety in long-term care (LTC). The project has been mutually beneficial to the Nursing Program and clinical settings involved. The goals of this project are: 1. To involve students in evidence-based initiatives in the long-term care setting, 2. To increase the knowledge and use of EBP in the LTC setting, and: 3. Improve quality and safety in the LTC setting. The project began five years ago when a Nursing faculty member from the University functioned as an EBP mentor in an acute care hospital, providing education on EBP and assisting hospital staff in the identification of evidence-based questions with subsequent evidence reviews and recommendations. Undergraduate Nursing students were involved in this EBP initiative by doing EBP reviews, making recommendations, and participating in a variety of EBP initiatives in the clinical setting. Six months ago this project extended to the long-term care (LTC) setting where the faculty member and a undergraduate Nursing student have been working with LTC staff. The faculty member and student work with the LTC staff to identify clinical problems, complete a EBP review, make recommendations, and assist with implementation if needed. Both the faculty member and student serve as mentors, helping nurses in LTC (at all levels) who are often unaware of EBP, integrate evidence into practice. This is especially relevant in LTCs which have a very low percentage of Registered Nurses, let alone nurses with baccalaureate degrees that are knowledgeable about EBP. The project will include multiple Nursing students and extend to a total of three LTC facilities over the next two years. This project has benefited the Nursing program, Nursing students, and the agencies involved in a variety of ways. The clinical agencies have increased the use of EBP and improved quality and safety. Nursing students have increased their competency in EBP and seen firsthand the importance of EBP in the clinical setting. The Nursing program have benefited by the increase in the collaborative relationships with the agencies and opportunities for students.en
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectlong-term careen
dc.subjectnursing studentsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:57:58Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:57:58Zen
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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