Research education for clinical nurses: A pilot study to determine research self-efficacy in critical care nurses

Evelyn Swenson-Britt, Carol Reineck

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Abstract

Background: Translating research into practice is essential to providing care that promotes both cost-efficient and effective health care delivery. Nurses practicing in the intensive care unit are in need of education that can build research self-efficacy and promote understanding and the ability to apply research findings. Methods: This pilot study evaluated the Critical Reading of Research Publications Plus course with intensive care unit nurses to determine whether this experience would affect their research self-efficacy. The Nursing Research Self-Efficacy Scale was administered before and after the course. Results: Paired t tests showed a significant increase on three of the four subscales in research self-efficacy. Conclusion: This study shows that using a course along with mentors may increase the research self-efficacy of practicing nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-461
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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