Inside the research incubator: a case study of an intensive undergraduate research experience for nursing & midwifery students

Kain, Victoria J., Hepworth, Julie, Bogossian, Fiona and McTaggart, Lya (2013) Inside the research incubator: a case study of an intensive undergraduate research experience for nursing & midwifery students. Collegian, In Press, Corrected Proof 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2013.04.004

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Author Kain, Victoria J.
Hepworth, Julie
Bogossian, Fiona
McTaggart, Lya
Title Inside the research incubator: a case study of an intensive undergraduate research experience for nursing & midwifery students
Journal name Collegian   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7696
1876-7575
Publication date 2013-06-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.04.004
Open Access Status
Volume In Press, Corrected Proof
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Undergraduate research experiences are an increasing component of nursing and midwifery degrees. The Summer Research Scholarship Programme (SRSP) is a tertiary education initiative in Australia to provide an intensive undergraduate research experience. Between 2009 and 2010, six students and four academic faculty mentors in School of Nursing and Midwifery participated in an inaugural SRSP.

This study explores the experiences of both students and faculty mentors to determine how this undergraduate research experience impacted student learning and interest in research. A qualitative case study approach was used to explore the research experiences of undergraduate student and faculty participants in an inaugural undergraduate research programme.

Based on the results of two surveys four main themes were identified: (1) acquisition of research skills, (2) expectations, (3) academic engagement, and (4) continued interest in research.

An intensive undergraduate research experience is a valuable component of student learning that has the capacity to contribute to immediate and longer-term learning and research outcomes.
Keyword Undergraduate research experience
Nursing
Midwifery
Baccalaureate education
Nursing education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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