Dissemination of Scholarship Related to the Practicum Project

Dissemination of Scholarship Related to the Practicum Project

Week 9 – Discussion

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Dissemination of Scholarship Related to the Practicum Project

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According to Freemantle and Watt (1994), “effective dissemination encompasses more than just the distribution and diffusion of information. It involves the processes by which target groups become aware of, receive, accept and utilize information.” (p. 133).

Think about your Practicum Project. Which groups would find your project findings, conclusions, and recommendations most valuable? Why? How might your focus differ if you were delivering a presentation at a professional conference versus at your practicum site? What would you emphasize if you were publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal related to your specialization as opposed to in an online forum with a wider healthcare readership?

In this Discussion, you analyze your Practicum Project in terms of conventional means of scholarly dissemination: presentations, posters, and publication.

To prepare:

  • Reflect on your Practicum Project.
  • Speak with various individuals, especially those in your practicum setting, about presentations or poster sessions they have given and/or publications they have authored. Ask which organizations or journals they would recommend you consider for dissemination based on your Practicum Project topic.
  • Consider the following questions related to dissemination:
    • Who is your target audience? Who would be most interested in your project findings, conclusions, and recommendations? Consider how the needs or dispositions of the intended audience may inform your choice of dissemination method.
    • Which method of dissemination would you choose to convey the findings, conclusions, or recommendations from your Practicum Project? What are the relative benefits and challenges of giving a presentation, sharing your findings through a poster session, and/or publication?
    • Consider various nursing, health care, informatics, and leadership and management organizations and journals. What is one organization or journal you would select for your presentation or publication?
    • What are some potential challenges? Evaluate what you could do to promote the possibility that your presentation, poster, or manuscript would be accepted.
  • Conduct a search of the literature using the Walden Library and other reliable sources. Locate two or more articles published in peer-reviewed journals within the last five years that relate to your Practicum Project. These articles should demonstrate the significance of the topic for nursing leadership and management or nursing informatics. Note: These articles may also help you determine if your project findings are related to an area that will contribute to a more comprehensive literature base. (See attached PDF)

By tomorrow 4/25/17, post 550 words essay in APA format with at least 3 references from the list below. Include the level one headings as numbered below:

1)      A brief description of your Practicum Project (See attached file on PracticumProject), including the anticipated outcomes and implications for nursing practice in your specialty area.

2)      Explain why your results warrant dissemination.

 3) Describe your target audience, and explain which method of dissemination you would use as well as the organization or journal you would choose for sharing findings related to your Practicum Project (Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.ojni.org/ Support your response with at least three citations from the literature.

Required Readings

    Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

    Alspach, G. (2010). Converting presentations into journal articles: A guide for nurses. Critical Care Nurse, 30(2), 8–15.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors recognize the value of disseminating evidence-based practice in promoting quality care. They address how this can be done using posters.

    Forsyth, D. E., Wright, T. L., Scherb, C. A., & Gaspar, P. M. (2010). Disseminating evidence-based practice projects: Poster design and evaluation. Clinical Scholars Review, 3(1), 14–21.

The authors recognize the value of disseminating evidence-based practice in promoting quality care. They address how this can be done using posters.

    Jeffress, L., & Lyle, S. D. (2012). Maximizing accessibility of academic publications: Applications of electronic publishing technology. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 5(4), 257–264.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This article addresses the use of electronic publishing technology for broader dissemination of research.

    Price, B. (2010). Disseminating best practice at conferences. Nursing Standard, 24(25), 35–41.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. In this article, the author provides suggestions for creating and delivering engaging conference presentations.

    Roberts, D. (2011). ‘Pay it forward’ through publication. MEDSURG Nursing, 20(3), 112, 122.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The author proposes creating a chain of lifelong learning through the publication of scholarly works. Among other matters, the article suggests the value of identifying a publication mentor.

    Russell, C. L., & Ponferrada, L. (2012). How to develop an outstanding conference research abstract. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 39(4), 307–342.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors propose recommendations for writing and submitting an abstract for a presentation at a conference.

    Sawatzky, J. V. (2011). My abstract was accepted—now what? A guide to effective conference presentations. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21(2), 37–41.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The article addresses fear of public speaking and provides recommendations for delivering successful presentations at conferences.

    Walden University. (n.d.). Disseminating your research. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://researchcenter.waldenu.edu/Research_Tutorials/Disseminating_Your_Research/index.html

  This Walden University resource examines how research is disseminated through presentations and publications.

Review the types of articles the following journals produce as well as submission requirements for publication:

    BMJ Publishing Group. (2013). Evidence-Based Nursing. Retrieved from http://ebn.bmj.com/

    Elsevier. (2013). Nurse Leader. Retrieved from http://www.nurseleader.com/

    John Wiley & Sons. (2013). Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291547-5069/homepage/ForAuthors.html

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2013). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/cinjournal/pages/default.aspx

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2013). The Journal of Nursing Administration. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/pages/default.aspx

    National League for Nursing. (2011). Publications. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/nlnjournal/writingjournal.htm

    Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.ojni.org/

    Rural Nurse Organization. (2013). Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. Retrieved from http://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php/RNO

    Wiley-Blackwell. (n.d.) Nurse Author & Editor. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://www.naepub.com/

Optional Resources

    Rogobete, C., Peters, G., & Seruga, J. (2012). Cross media and e-publishing. International Journal of U- & E-Service, Science & Technology, 5(2), 17–29.

    Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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