Getting Serious about Advancing the Science of Nursing Education

Monday, 9 November 2015: 11:00 AM

Theresa M. Valiga, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Calls to advance the science of nursing education have been commonplace, but the literature shows that many studies in nursing education continue to rely on small, single-site studies and rarely are educational phenomena tracked over time. A collaborative Nursing Education Research Network would provide more robust data to answer compelling questions and to analyze trends in nursing education overtime. This session will explore questions a large database can answer, how trend data can inform current practice, and this work can advance the science of nursing education. This session will be interactive with presenters and attendees exploring the most pressing questions facing the discipline, the critical data and training needs for using a large database to answer these questions and how a collaborative Network can be a resource to support local, regional, and national research projects.