A Guided Research Experience: Application of the Research Process in BSN Honors Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603848
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
A Guided Research Experience: Application of the Research Process in BSN Honors Program
Author(s):
Desormeaux, Christina N.; Frederick, Anitra C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Pi
Author Details:
Christina N. Desormeaux, RN, christina.n.desormeaux@uth.tmc.edu; Anitra C. Frederick, RN
Abstract:

This item is part of a CNE course. The material is freely available in the Henderson Repository. The CNE course (and associated fee, if any) is not part of the Henderson Repository. To access the course please click on the applicable link on the CNE collection homepage: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/620073. Note the start and end dates for the course. If the links to the CNE collection homepage or course are invalid, the course has ended. The item record and file will remain as a permanent entry in the repository in its original collection.

Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Purpose:The purpose of this project was to create a general and structured curriculum for the BSN IS Honors Program. Background:Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) undergraduate honors students are assigned to faculty conducting research projects at various stages of implementation. The student is paired with faculty based on research area of interest. A two-semester independent study (IS) curriculum was designed to facilitate student learning of the research process. Concepts learned in the undergraduate research course (UTHealth-Houston, N4512) were applied and incorporated. The purpose of this project was to create a general and structured curriculum for the BSN IS Honors Program. Methods or Project Description:Semester 1: Concept knowledge and Analysis The student will: Complete Citi training, Attend weekly faculty research meetings, identity a concept of interest (N4512 knowledge), search the internet and  identify scholarly literature regarding the concept, create evidence tables analyzing peer-reviewed literature (N4512 critique guidelines), draw conclusions, and present evidence tables to faculty. Semester 2: Participate, Synthesize, and Disseminate The student will: Review semester one evidence tables, participate in faculty research project, construct a poster with review findings, write a final paper synthesizing review findings and evaluating how the faculty project addresses gaps in the scientific literature. Results or Outcomes:At the completion of the two-semester IS course, the student has developed two products created from their interaction with the scholarly literature and involvement in the faculty research project. The first product is a final paper which could be submitted for publication. The second product is a professional poster to be presented at an internal or external conference. The two course products further the student’s exposure to the research dissemination process while simultaneously allowing the student to advance their professional and academic career. Discussion: This structured curriculum for the BSN Honors Program allows the student to better understand the research process. A mentorship relationship between student and faculty in nursing research is sorely needed (Byrne & Keefe, 2002). This curriculum encourages the mentor process while the student learns the origins of evidence based practice through academic research. Students who choose to enter graduate education will have base of knowledge to build upon. The curriculum is an effective method of cultivating future nursing researchers and can be implemented across various programs of research. `
Keywords:
Nursing Research; Undergraduate Education; Curriculum Design
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16PST21
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleA Guided Research Experience: Application of the Research Process in BSN Honors Programen
dc.contributor.authorDesormeaux, Christina N.en
dc.contributor.authorFrederick, Anitra C.en
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Pien
dc.author.detailsChristina N. Desormeaux, RN, christina.n.desormeaux@uth.tmc.edu; Anitra C. Frederick, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603848en
dc.description.abstract<p><font color="red"><em>This item is part of a CNE course. The material is freely available in the Henderson Repository. The CNE course (and associated fee, if any) is not part of the Henderson Repository. To access the course please click on the applicable link on the CNE collection homepage: <a href="http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/620073" target="_blank"> http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/620073</a>. Note the start and end dates for the course. If the links to the CNE collection homepage or course are invalid, the course has ended. The item record and file will remain as a permanent entry in the repository in its original collection.</em></font></p>Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Purpose:The purpose of this project was to create a general and structured curriculum for the BSN IS Honors Program. Background:Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) undergraduate honors students are assigned to faculty conducting research projects at various stages of implementation. The student is paired with faculty based on research area of interest. A two-semester independent study (IS) curriculum was designed to facilitate student learning of the research process. Concepts learned in the undergraduate research course (UTHealth-Houston, N4512) were applied and incorporated. The purpose of this project was to create a general and structured curriculum for the BSN IS Honors Program. Methods or Project Description:Semester 1: Concept knowledge and Analysis The student will: Complete Citi training, Attend weekly faculty research meetings, identity a concept of interest (N4512 knowledge), search the internet and  identify scholarly literature regarding the concept, create evidence tables analyzing peer-reviewed literature (N4512 critique guidelines), draw conclusions, and present evidence tables to faculty. Semester 2: Participate, Synthesize, and Disseminate The student will: Review semester one evidence tables, participate in faculty research project, construct a poster with review findings, write a final paper synthesizing review findings and evaluating how the faculty project addresses gaps in the scientific literature. Results or Outcomes:At the completion of the two-semester IS course, the student has developed two products created from their interaction with the scholarly literature and involvement in the faculty research project. The first product is a final paper which could be submitted for publication. The second product is a professional poster to be presented at an internal or external conference. The two course products further the student’s exposure to the research dissemination process while simultaneously allowing the student to advance their professional and academic career. Discussion: This structured curriculum for the BSN Honors Program allows the student to better understand the research process. A mentorship relationship between student and faculty in nursing research is sorely needed (Byrne & Keefe, 2002). This curriculum encourages the mentor process while the student learns the origins of evidence based practice through academic research. Students who choose to enter graduate education will have base of knowledge to build upon. The curriculum is an effective method of cultivating future nursing researchers and can be implemented across various programs of research. `en
dc.subjectNursing Researchen
dc.subjectUndergraduate Educationen
dc.subjectCurriculum Designen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:11:07Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:11:07Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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