Nursing showcase shares research findings

20 February 2017

Nursing showcase shares research findings

More than 40 senior nurses from around Northland attended a research showcase organised by NorthTec’s nursing department.

The event attracted nursing managers, leaders and clinical staff from as far north as Te Kao, to hear the results of NorthTec research projects and share the knowledge gained.

The speakers, mostly NorthTec nursing tutors, covered subjects as diverse as student use of technology in clinical environments, to the impact of spirituality and spiritual care in nursing.

Other research projects included infection control in aged care, supporting student nurses in the rural North, the role of ePortfolios in developing clinical competency and suicide risk assessment and simulation.

The group also heard about life from a student nurse’s perspective, with a NorthTec graduate reporting back on her journey as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate student.

Organised by Dr Bev MacKay, a NorthTec Principal Nursing Lecturer and nursing Research Coordinator, the showcase is now planned to be an annual event. She said the nursing department had an increasing focus on evidence-based research, and it was important to share the results with practising nurses in the region, supporting collaboration across different clinical areas.

It also contributed to a shared vision of the future of nursing education in Northland, she added.

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