Health Services Researcher Pathway

A new resource commissioned by MSFHR will help define how nurses progress throughout their careers in developing knowledge, skills, and competencies related to research and research use.

The Health Services Researcher Pathway, developed through the BC Nursing Research Initiative, describes five distinct levels of nurses’ research competency. The document is intended to support greater use of research at the point of care, where most nurses work.

This framework was informed by published literature, as well as consultation with stakeholders from across BC, including nurses in practice. The pathway was developed by a project team co-led by Noreen Frisch (director, University of Victoria School of Nursing) and Sherry Hamilton (chief nursing and liaison officer, Provincial Health Services Authority).

Below are all the documents related to the development of this resource: