A project team led by Dr. Noreen Frisch, co-leader of InspireNet and director of the University of Victoria’s School of Nursing, will develop a pathway that will clearly describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes nurses hold at various stages of their careers that contribute to a culture of research that impacts quality of care.
As a career trajectory for nurses, the pathway will guide progress through research levels, from finding, interpreting, and applying health services research evidence in their work, to working with established researchers, to pursuing a career as a health services researcher.
The overall objective of this 18-month project is to explore the use of best practices to facilitate the successful integration and retention of new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs). This project will evaluate the current application of health human resources best practice knowledge/strategies in BC to support the beginning practice of new nursing graduates, and to identify best practice knowledge/strategies likely to succeed in various health care settings.
This community-based research project will build capacity amongst nurses to care for First Nations Elders with memory loss in a culturally safe way. The objectives are:
The purpose of this project is to generate new knowledge that will foster understanding of what constitutes safe nursing care in acute care settings for people who are experiencing problematic substance use and social disadvantage. The target audience will be practicing nurses who provide care to people experiencing substance use, as well as health care administrators, nursing leaders and policy makers. The key research question is: What is culturally safe care from the perspective of patients and nurses in acute care settings and what supports the delivery of culturally safe care?
This practice-relevant nursing health services research initiative will address the questions: