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Clinical research nursing pathways: the development and evaluation of a nursing research internship program using the RE-AIM framework.

Roberts, Natasha A.; Button, Elise; Duff, Jed; Paterson, Catherine; Smith, Michael; Gavin, Nicole

Authors

Natasha A. Roberts

Elise Button

Jed Duff

Catherine Paterson

Michael Smith

Nicole Gavin



Abstract

In 2018 a Nursing Research Internship program was started within a major referral and tertiary teaching centre in Australia. We aimed to evaluate the first 12 months of the program using an implementation science framework. This was a qualitative study. Following ethical approval n = 20 semi-structured interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Participants included nurses with clinical, research and management roles who had engaged in or supported a Nursing Research Internship program. The Framework Method was conducted to analyse the findings. Key themes identified included 'What is the impact of a Nursing Research Internship program?'; 'Why do a Nursing Research Internship program?'; 'How do we do a Nursing Research Internship program?'; 'How do we sustain a Nursing Research Internship program?'. Positive impacts were identified for clinical nurses and their teams, for the hospital and health service, and for patients and families. Identified key components included protected research time, specialist support (including library, statistics, health economist, implementation scientist), regulatory support (ethics and governance procedures) and access to a computer and IT resources. The Nursing Research Internship program required support from nurse clinicians, nurse managers and nurse academics. A structured Nursing Research Internship program supports clinical nurses to answer research questions identified directly from clinical practice.

Citation

ROBERTS, N.A., BUTTON, E., DUFF, J., PATERSON, C., SMITH, M. and GAVIN, N. 2024. Clinical research nursing pathways: the development and evaluation of a nursing research internship program using the RE-AIM framework. International journal of nursing studies advances [online], 6, article number 100176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnsa.2024.100176

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2024
Online Publication Date Jan 9, 2024
Publication Date Jun 30, 2024
Deposit Date Mar 1, 2024
Publicly Available Date Mar 1, 2024
Journal International journal of nursing studies advances
Electronic ISSN 2666-142X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Article Number 100176
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnsa.2024.100176
Keywords Clinician researcher; Nursing; Research qualitative researcher; RE-AIM; Implementation science; Evidence based practice
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2256144

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