204158 School Nursing Research Priorities

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM

Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS RN NCSN FNASN FASHA , Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses, Silver Spring, MD
The National Association of School Nurses conducted an analysis of the state of the science in school nursing and identified Research Priorities for the next 5 years. Currently, research conducted in the subspecialty often does not address the gaps in empirical knowledge nor the most pressing needs for the subspecialty. Currently, research is needed to disseminate clinical guidelines for evidence based interventions in the school setting and to provide data and information needed by health policy decision makers and legislators. It is imperative that the investment of limited time, effort and funding spent is spent on empirical investigation that enhances practice and builds a foundation for future study. The four major areas to be addressed to facilitate research in school nursing are: the dearth of descriptive school health services data, analysis of school health services delivery models, identification of critical sensitive nursing indicators in school health services, and dissemination and translation of evidence based practice. This session will review the process for identifying the priorities and describe the strategic plan for meeting the priorities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the process for developing the school nurse research priorities 2. Explain how the objective to create the foundation for evidence based practice and advocacy developed 3. List three school nurse research priorities 4. Compare the school nurse research priorities to the Public Health / Community Health Nurse Educators and the APHA PHN section priorities 5. Formulate two common research goals

Keywords: School Health, Public Health Nursing

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: National Association of School Nurses Director of Research and I faciliatated the development of the School Nurse Research Priorities
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.