3 April 2014
noon-4:00 p.m. (1200-1600)
Pre-Conference Workshop A
“Advancing the Science of Nursing Education Research: Implications for Multi-Method Research”
Daniel J. Pesut
PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
PhD, RN, FAAN
The purpose of this workshop is to explore and evaluate the usefulness of integral theory and mixed-method research designs to support educational inquiry and innovations in nursing education research. Through the use of liberating structures, participants will be engaged in active learning experiences to discuss nursing education research interests through the system of lenses associated with eight types of integral research methods. Framing and reframing nursing education research in light of mixed-method research approaches is one way to promote innovation and advance the knowledge base and science related to teaching and learning in nursing education contexts.
Pre-Conference Workshop B
“Getting Funded in Nursing Education: Maximizing Success”
PhD, RN, ANEF
PhD, RN, ANEF
This interactive grant-writing workshop is designed for participants who are contemplating submitting or planning to submit a nursing education research proposal for funding. This workshop will include topics such as addressing the National League for Nursing research priorities, increasing proposal rigor, evaluating time and budget feasibility for the study, linkage to the advancement of the science of nursing education, and highlights of the challenges and pitfalls of grant writing. Specific examples from successful grants will be presented. Participants will leave this session with specific ideas about how to improve the strength and quality of their grant applications.
Pre-Conference Workshop C
“Becoming a Successful Researcher in Nursing Education: Getting Started, Keeping Going and Moving Ahead”
PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
The process of becoming a successful researcher in nursing education can be challenging. Decisions about starting doctoral education, planning a program of research, and finding support are issues researchers face. But getting into a doctoral program is only half of the process! Finishing and moving forward with your degree can also be tricky. This interactive session is for educators who are considering beginning a doctoral program, current doctoral student who are in a program, and recent doctoral graduates who are navigating the next steps. Come join expert nurse researchers for a lively discussion and interactive program.