This course is intended for early and mid-career faculty members working in educational settings where research and scholarship are expectations of their faculty positions. It may also be of interest to nursing education administrators in such settings who provide support and guidance to faculty members regarding their research and scholarship careers. Participants will explore strategic approaches to the development of successful programs of nursing research, including managing competing career demands, project and time management, and supports necessary to sustain research success.
Audience: Nurse educators, nursing education administrators
Delivery: Online (Zoom & Moodle)
Timeframe: 3 weeks
Participants will attend three two-hour live course sessions over a period of three weeks. Learning activities will include project mapping, course discussion, and short-and long-term goal setting.
By the end of this course, participants will have developed the following competencies:
$275 CAD for members
$300 CAD for non-members
Lois Berry, RN, PhD
College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
Tracie Risling, RN, PhD
Interim Associate Dean
Research and Graduate Studies
College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
Lois Berry, PhD RN, professor emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, retired from the University in January 2021 following a 46+ year career as a registered nurse, 42+ of which were spent in nursing education. Dr. Berry has taught in practical, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs throughout her career. She has taught clinically in a wide variety of settings, primarily in maternal child, long-term care, and community areas. Her classroom teaching has focused largely on professional roles, leadership, health systems issues, and health care policy. Dr Berry has served in a number of senior administrative positions, including team leader, program head, associate dean and interim dean at the University of Saskatchewan and Sask Polytec, and was seconded to serve as the inaugural Assistant Vice Provost- Health at the U of S from 2015-18. Her research and professional practice have been in the area of nursing workload and patient outcomes, as well as quality of care, program evaluation and quality improvement. She has written and presented in the area of developing, promoting, and supporting scholarship in nursing education. In addition, she has a strong focus on issues of social justice, especially with respect to access to quality health care and health professional education for underserved groups. Currently a major focus of her work is on the responses of the health and post-secondary education systems to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls the Action. Dr Berry has been part of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Accreditation site review team since 2005 as both a member and a team leader, and has reviewed over 25 nursing education programs in Canada and Australia.
Tracie Risling RN, PhD is the Interim Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan with a practice background in pediatric nursing. She began her nursing education career at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and spent five years teaching, and engaged in curriculum development, before assuming a leadership role in the Institute for Nursing Scholarship. In that position, she supported the scholarly work of nursing faculty including the development of research grants, publications, conference abstract submissions, and presentations. Dr. Risling currently leads a patient-oriented program of research in health informatics at the University of Saskatchewan. This work includes study on artificial intelligence, social media, co-design of patient-centered technologies, and patient access and use of electronic health records. Balancing this research with her teaching and administrative duties has provided extensive experience on navigating the demands of scholarship and academic life.
Participants are responsible for access to any course materials, including articles and textbooks.
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This course is available in English only.
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