Evaluation of the implementation of a PhD capacity-building program for nurses in South Africa.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348582
Title:
Evaluation of the implementation of a PhD capacity-building program for nurses in South Africa.
Authors:
Sheehan, Aisling; Comiskey, Catherine; Williamson, Charmaine; Mgutshini, Tennyson
Citation:
Evaluation of the implementation of a PhD capacity-building program for nurses in South Africa., 64 (1):13-23 Nurs Res
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Journal:
Nursing research
Issue Date:
Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348582
DOI:
10.1097/NNR.0000000000000069
PubMed ID:
25502057
Abstract:
Nursing is experiencing a significant deficit in research capacity needed to meet future global healthcare demands-there is a call to double the number of nurses and healthcare professionals with a doctorate.; The aim of this research was to evaluate the implementation of a national PhD capacity-building program for academic and practice-based nurses and other healthcare professionals in South Africa.; An implementation science framework was used. Implementation of the program across two national, longitudinal cohorts of participants was studied. Evidence of enablers and barriers to implementation was obtained from multiple data sources, including the curriculum for the program, regular evaluation reports from program participants and program facilitators after each stage of the PhD curriculum delivery, and meeting notes. Supplementary sources included rates of PhD candidate recruitment, retention, and successful completion.; Evidence for the presence of enablers for successful implementation was found, including stakeholder consultation and buy-in, leadership, resources, staff capacity, and implementation teams. No evidence of an implementation plan, a supportive organizational culture, or effective ongoing communication at Stage 4 of the implementation process was found. Barriers to implementation included external environmental factors, resistance to change, and vested interests.; Within the context of a recognized worldwide shortage of nursing scientists, the application of an implementation science framework to evaluate the initial stages of a national PhD development program rollout provided information on how effective implementation can be strengthened and how barriers to success can be overcome.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Nursing is experiencing a significant deficit in research capacity needed to meet future global healthcare demands-there is a call to double the number of nurses and healthcare professionals with a doctorate. AIM: The aim of this research was to evaluate the implementation of a national PhD capacity-building program for academic and practice-based nurses and other healthcare professionals in South Africa. METHODS: An implementation science framework was used. Implementation of the program across two national, longitudinal cohorts of participants was studied. Evidence of enablers and barriers to implementation was obtained from multiple data sources, including the curriculum for the program, regular evaluation reports from program participants and program facilitators after each stage of the PhD curriculum delivery, and meeting notes. Supplementary sources included rates of PhD candidate recruitment, retention, and successful completion. RESULTS: Evidence for the presence of enablers for successful implementation was found, including stakeholder consultation and buy-in, leadership, resources, staff capacity, and implementation teams. No evidence of an implementation plan, a supportive organizational culture, or effective ongoing communication at Stage 4 of the implementation process was found. Barriers to implementation included external environmental factors, resistance to change, and vested interests. DISCUSSION: Within the context of a recognized worldwide shortage of nursing scientists, the application of an implementation science framework to evaluate the initial stages of a national PhD development program rollout provided information on how effective implementation can be strengthened and how barriers to success can be overcome.
Keywords:
RESEARCH; NURSING; EDUCATION
MeSH:
Adult; Cohort Studies; Curriculum; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Humans; Nursing Education Research; Organizational Culture; Program Evaluation; School Admission Criteria; South Africa
ISSN:
1538-9847

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Aislingen
dc.contributor.authorComiskey, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Charmaineen
dc.contributor.authorMgutshini, Tennysonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-07T14:55:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-07T14:55:05Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02en
dc.identifier.citationEvaluation of the implementation of a PhD capacity-building program for nurses in South Africa., 64 (1):13-23 Nurs Resen
dc.identifier.issn1538-9847en
dc.identifier.pmid25502057en
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/NNR.0000000000000069en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/348582en
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Nursing is experiencing a significant deficit in research capacity needed to meet future global healthcare demands-there is a call to double the number of nurses and healthcare professionals with a doctorate. AIM: The aim of this research was to evaluate the implementation of a national PhD capacity-building program for academic and practice-based nurses and other healthcare professionals in South Africa. METHODS: An implementation science framework was used. Implementation of the program across two national, longitudinal cohorts of participants was studied. Evidence of enablers and barriers to implementation was obtained from multiple data sources, including the curriculum for the program, regular evaluation reports from program participants and program facilitators after each stage of the PhD curriculum delivery, and meeting notes. Supplementary sources included rates of PhD candidate recruitment, retention, and successful completion. RESULTS: Evidence for the presence of enablers for successful implementation was found, including stakeholder consultation and buy-in, leadership, resources, staff capacity, and implementation teams. No evidence of an implementation plan, a supportive organizational culture, or effective ongoing communication at Stage 4 of the implementation process was found. Barriers to implementation included external environmental factors, resistance to change, and vested interests. DISCUSSION: Within the context of a recognized worldwide shortage of nursing scientists, the application of an implementation science framework to evaluate the initial stages of a national PhD development program rollout provided information on how effective implementation can be strengthened and how barriers to success can be overcome.en
dc.description.abstractNursing is experiencing a significant deficit in research capacity needed to meet future global healthcare demands-there is a call to double the number of nurses and healthcare professionals with a doctorate.en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research was to evaluate the implementation of a national PhD capacity-building program for academic and practice-based nurses and other healthcare professionals in South Africa.en
dc.description.abstractAn implementation science framework was used. Implementation of the program across two national, longitudinal cohorts of participants was studied. Evidence of enablers and barriers to implementation was obtained from multiple data sources, including the curriculum for the program, regular evaluation reports from program participants and program facilitators after each stage of the PhD curriculum delivery, and meeting notes. Supplementary sources included rates of PhD candidate recruitment, retention, and successful completion.en
dc.description.abstractEvidence for the presence of enablers for successful implementation was found, including stakeholder consultation and buy-in, leadership, resources, staff capacity, and implementation teams. No evidence of an implementation plan, a supportive organizational culture, or effective ongoing communication at Stage 4 of the implementation process was found. Barriers to implementation included external environmental factors, resistance to change, and vested interests.en
dc.description.abstractWithin the context of a recognized worldwide shortage of nursing scientists, the application of an implementation science framework to evaluate the initial stages of a national PhD development program rollout provided information on how effective implementation can be strengthened and how barriers to success can be overcome.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer Healthen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nursing researchen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectNURSINGen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen
dc.subject.meshCurriculumen
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Graduateen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshNursing Education Researchen
dc.subject.meshOrganizational Cultureen
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen
dc.subject.meshSchool Admission Criteriaen
dc.subject.meshSouth Africaen
dc.titleEvaluation of the implementation of a PhD capacity-building program for nurses in South Africa.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing researchen
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