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dc.contributor.authorMCCARRON, MARYen
dc.contributor.authorBEGLEY, CECILYen
dc.contributor.authorHIGGINS, AGNESen
dc.contributor.authorHUNTLEY-MOORE, SYLVIAen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-24T11:31:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-24T11:31:40Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationBegley, C., McCarron, M., Huntley-Moore, S., Condell, S., Higgins, A, Successful research capacity building in academic nursing and midwifery in Ireland: an exemplar., Nurse Education Today , 34, 5, 2014, 754 - 760en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68343
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.descriptionPMID: 24156983en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Nursing and midwifery education have comparatively recently moved into academia in Ireland. In 2002, nurse tutors who were qualified to Master's degree level assimilated into the third-level sector. Only 11 of the 35 staff (31%) in one university School held, or were undertaking, a PhD. In 2006, children's nursing and midwifery tutors also moved into third-level institutions. The culture of all assimilating tutors was focussed on teaching, rather than research. OBJECTIVES: The School set ambitious plans to develop the research abilities of all academics, setting the goal that 75% of academic staff would either hold, or be undertaking, a PhD by 2010. Objectives were also set to increase external research funding, peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. METHODS: A combination of sabbatical leaves, student stipends and periods of reduced teaching load was introduced to provide staff with protected time for doctoral studies. Funding for conference and research expenses was provided, based on the previous year's research output of publications, conference presentations and external funding submissions. RESULTS: By October 2010, 79% of the 66 School staff either had (n=23), or were conducting (n=29), PhDs, surpassing goals set. Peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations had increased by >20% per year and external research funding totalled ?6,351,101 for the previous 5years. CONCLUSIONS: Strong research leadership, generous support and liberal encouragement can change a predominantly teaching-focussed culture to one of academic research excellence. This increase in research expertise will lead to better patient/client care and improved education of nursing and midwifery students.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesNurse Education Todayen
dc.relation.ispartofseries34en
dc.relation.ispartofseries5en
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dc.subjectMidwiferyen
dc.titleSuccessful research capacity building in academic nursing and midwifery in Ireland: an exemplar.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/cbegleyen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/shuntleyen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/ahigginsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/mccarrmen
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2013.09.016en
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dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0003-2240-8763en


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