Value: 100 points
Due: Create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to at least two of your peers by Day 7.
Grading Category: Discussions
Note: In this type of discussion, you will not see the responses of your peers until after you have posted your own initial post.
You should have met with an expert clinician who works and/or studies in your chosen research area of interest (for example, masters or doctoral-prepared nurse, MD, PsyD, PhD, PA). This person might be a colleague or peer where you are currently employed, a local hospital or other organization, an author of a research paper you read, or someone you found during an Internet search. You could have met with this person in person, using Zoom, or over the phone, but your conversation must be a verbal discussion that lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
During the interview, you should have asked the expert: what gaps in knowledge in the science they believe exist; their recommendations they have for you to conduct research to figure out how to fill these gaps; what gaps in knowledge in the science they believe exist. Other questions asked should have included:
- What recommendations do they have for you to explore these knowledge gaps?
- What articles and journals do they recommend for you to read?
- Which organizations would be relevant for you to join and participate in that relates to your clinical research area of interest?
- What tips do they have for being a clinician researcher in nursing research?
After completing your interview, please respond to the following:
- Write a 250– to 300–word summary of what you learned from the interview.
- Write a reflection on how the interview will help guide you in your research as you are thinking about an EBP, QI, or novel research proposal that you will be working on throughout the course.
- Include at least two scholarly sources to support your summary and reflection.
Reply to at least two of your peers. From what each of your peers learned from their clinician expert, what are some helpful tips you might apply to your own clinical research area of interest? What other thoughts do you have to support your peers to continue to explore their clinical research area of interest?
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded. The described expectations meet the passing level of 80%. Students are directed to review the Discussion Grading Rubric for criteria which exceed expectations.
Posting to the Discussion Forum
- Select the appropriate Thread.
- Select Reply.
- Create your post.
- Select Post to Forum.