Nursing

Motivate your nurses to conduct research

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, April 1, 2009

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Finding ways to motivate staff nurses to conduct nursing research can be difficult. At the outset, the process of completing a project can seem daunting and overwhelming. “Staff nurses can write on post-it notes about ideas for research projects, and these notes can be posted on a staff bulletin board and then reviewed during staff meetings,” said Marquetta Flaugher, ARNP-BC, DSN, an advanced practice nurse at Bay Pines (FL) VA Healthcare System, during HCPro’s March 10 audio conference, “Build a Nursing Research Culture: Practical Strategies to Implement a Program and Engage Nurses.” “The post-it notes can question what resources may be needed to conduct a study, how much time it may require, what ethics are involved in the study, or other thoughts the staff nurses may have.”


During the audio conference, Flaugher shared an array of strategies—including the use of post-it notes—to encourage nurses to become involved in research.


“You need your nurses’ participation to have a successful research program,” said Flaugher.

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