A comparative evaluation of two educational strategies to promote publication by nurses.

D. E. Henninger, M. T. Nolan

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Two group educational strategies to promote publication by nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital were evaluated and found to result in similar success rates. METHOD: Eighteen nurses, divided into two groups, attended three monthly sessions for instruction, guidance, and encouragement on writing and publishing. One group received additional guidance and encouragement during quarterly meetings for 1 year. Data were collected on participants' characteristics and publication success rates. RESULTS: Both groups achieved similar publication success rates. CONCLUSION: A group education program to promote publication by novice nurse authors achieved positive outcomes and used resources more cost-effectively than the traditional method of individual instruction and guidance. Two factors having positive effects on publication success were: a) having a clear topic for publication at the outset of the educational program, and b) holding a positive perception of the value placed on publication within one's practice environment. The authors suggest alternative educational and other strategies to encourage nurses to share their clinical knowledge through publication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Volume29
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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