Commissioned Research Program

Health services researcher pathway

A project team led by Dr. Noreen Frisch, co-leader of InspireNet and director of the University of Victoria’s School of Nursing, will develop a pathway that will clearly describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes nurses hold at various stages of their careers that contribute to a culture of research that impacts quality of care.

As a career trajectory for nurses, the pathway will guide progress through research levels, from finding, interpreting, and applying health services research evidence in their work, to working with established researchers, to pursuing a career as a health services researcher.

Primary Investigator: 
Year: 
2011

The Utilization and Impact of Nurse Pracitioners and Physician Assistants: A Research Synthesis

The objective of this 12-month project is to use a research synthesis approach to develop the knowledge required to inform decision makers charged with the implementation of nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles.

Some areas to be addressed through this synthesis are:

  • What are the varying scopes of practice and practice autonomy for both roles?
  • What population health needs are best served by which role?
  • Are there barriers to implementing both roles simultaneously?
  • Can both roles effectively support the BC health care system and, if so, how?
Primary Investigator: 
Year: 
2010

Best Practices: Integration of New Graduate Nurses in the Workplace

The overall objective of this 18-month project is to explore the use of best practices to facilitate the successful integration and retention of new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs). This project will evaluate the current application of health human resources best practice knowledge/strategies in BC to support the beginning practice of new nursing graduates, and to identify best practice knowledge/strategies likely to succeed in various health care settings.

Year: 
2010
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