NEW YORK NURSE: March/April 2012
Many NYSNA members are conducting valuable research to benefit the field. To help highlight these efforts, NYSNA has re-established the Council on Nursing Research, a member resource that offers research consultation and input on integrating findings into practice.
The group, chaired by Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo, began meeting again in early 2011, and in a short time has made significant progress implementing goals and creating a framework for consultation requests.
A process for submitting research-related requests was developed. Members are invited to submit research consultation requests via the Request for Research Consultation form, which can be accessed on the re-designed CNR webpage on the NYSNA website (see link below).
A needs-assessment survey was created to identify members’ research priority and learning needs. The survey will be conducted online with a randomized sample of members over the next few months. You will be contacted via e-mail if you are randomly selected to participate in the survey.
A NYSNA Council on Nursing Research-Schools of Nursing (SON) Research Faculty Collaborative Team was established to provide expertise and assist the CNR in addressing NYSNA members’ research needs. Twelve faculty members representing nursing schools and colleges from all regions of New York state have volunteered to serve on this resource team. Preliminary meetings are planned later this spring to orient these volunteers to their role in this initiative.
The Council collaborated with NYSNA staff responsible for coordinating the Leadership Academy to assist in the development of an outcomes-based evaluation of this multi-tiered program.
“Through these initiatives, the Council on Nursing Research hopes to be able to offer our members the knowledge, expertise and skills to help translate research and evidence-based studies into their day-to-day practice and ultimately, help improve patient outcomes,” said Pajarillo.
Additionally, the CNR recently redesigned research-related information posted on the NYSNA website and has developed three new resources to assist members with research-related questions. Check out “Research Q & As,” “Points to Consider” and “Anatomy of a Research Abstract.” These new resources can be found on NYSNA’s research webpage at: http://www.nysna.org/practice/research/research.htm.
Additional members of the Council include Gloria Boudreau, John Nelson, Anne Watson Bongiorno, and Sharon Stahl Wexler. The Board of Directors Liaison to the CNR is Elizabeth Mahoney.