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Research Advancing Practice (Part II)

Martha Schroder RN St. Michael’s Hospital – Toronto Research Advancing Practice Participant Martha Schroder was one of the first cohort of nurses participating in the RAP program. We cover her motivation for signing up and both the challenges and rewards of her experience of participating in this innovative program. Questions Martha: Are you excited about […]

Research Advancing Practice (Part I)

Lianne Jeffs RN, PhD(c) Director Nursing & Clinical Research Research Scientist – Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute In her current role at she contributes globally to evolving patient safety science as her program area of research is patient safety. Her work focuses on the generating knowledge on the design and delivery of safer health-care systems. […]

Caring for the Future of Nursing

        Dr. Judy Boychuck Duchscher RN, PhD Executive Director  – Nursing the Future Interview with Dr. Judy Boychuck Duchscher RN, PhD about her research on the transition of new graduate nurses into the profession and what has evolved from her research.   Links Research Cowin, L. , Duchscher, J.E.B. (2007). Transitional programs. […]

Innovating to Advance Nursing Care

Tjitze S. Hoekstra MSc, RN Care Innovator – St Antonius Hospital Links Map: St Antonius Ziekenhuis (Hospital) Research Hughes, F. (2006) Nurses at the forefront of innovation, International Nursing Review, 53(2), 94-101. Shirey M. (2006) Evidence-based practice: how nurse leaders can facilitate innovation. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 30(3), 252–268. Unterschuetz, C., Hughes, P., Nienhauser, D., Weberg, […]

Supporting Nurses’ Research and Education

Hélène Sabourin, RN, BScN, MHA Links The Canadian Nurses Foundation – La Fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada Question Do you know of any technology that easily allows you to find what research has been done in a particular area, or grants are given out? Have you ever applied for awards or grants? What […]

Helping Nurses Take Hold of Their Careers

      Dr Janice Waddell RN, BScN, MA, PhD Links Donner-Wheeler Career Planning Model Research McGillis Hall, L., Waddell, J., Donner, G., & Wheeler, M. (2004) Outcomes of a Career Planning And Development Program For Registered Nurses, Nursing Economics, 22(5), 231-238. Question Janice: Do you have a mentor, a person in your career you […]

Are you culturally competent?

Dr Joan Lesmond, RN PhD Executive Director – Community Engagement Links Ontario Community Support Association Regent Park Community Centre Association of Ontario Health Centres Research Betancourt, J.R., Green, A.R, Carrillo, E. & Park, E.R. (2005) Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities: Key Perspectives and Trends. Health Affairs, 24(2), 499-505. Google Scholar: Cultural Competency health care […]