Creating A Nursing Research Fellowship
Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2012
© 2012 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Special Issue: 2012 Convention Proceedings
Volume 41, Issue s1, pages S99–S100, June 2012
How to Cite
Young, S. L. (2012), Creating A Nursing Research Fellowship. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: S99–S100. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01361_68.x
- Issue online: 14 JUN 2012
- Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2012
- nursing research fellowship
Purpose for the Program
This bedside nurse will share her journey of conducting research as a member of a nursing research fellowship. The fellowship was developed at this nurse's nonteaching private hospital to promote knowledge of the research process for the bedside nurse.
Creating a research fellowship program gives the bedside nurse the education and support to pursue primary research and the skill to mentor others in future research endeavors. The goal is to make research familiar and second nature for bedside clinicians within the culture of the hospital setting.
Implementation, Outcomes, and Evaluation
The 18-month fellowship allows time to infuse didactic training as the cohort works through the research process and methods. A doctorally prepared nurse leads the cohort through the process from design to reporting of outcomes. The cohort is guided through literature review, writing the research question, obtaining Institutional Review Board approval, conducting research, collecting data, and analyzing and reporting of results.
Implications for Nursing Practice
This presenter will illustrate the joys, disappointments, and lessons learned for those interested in starting a similar program based on her experience in the first cohort of her hospital's research fellowship program.