Center for Nursing Scholarship
The Center for Nursing Scholarship is located on the second floor of Saint Clare Hall above the library. The Center is equipped with computers, laptops, group meeting space, reference materials, analytic software and various databases.
The mission of the Center for Nursing Scholarship is to support the scholarship of the students and faculty in the College of Nursing. The CNS is dedicated to fostering an environment that is conducive to research efforts and scholarly activities including capstone projects and evidence based initiatives. It promotes collaboration between academia and practice, faculty and students, and novice and experienced faculty that improves the health of our community with a particular focus on health disparities and cultural competence.
What is Scholarship?
AACN definition: Scholarship in nursing can be defined as those activities that systematically advance the teaching, research, and practice of nursing through rigorous inquiry that 1) is significant to the profession, 2) is creative, 3) can be documented, 4) can be replicated or elaborated, and 5) can be peer-reviewed through various methods. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/defining-scholarship
Boyer’s Model of Scholarship:
- Discovery: Research – the discovery of new knowledge (EBP)
- Integration: Collaboration – interconnection of ideas from other disciplines
- Application: Applying knowledge to practice
- Teaching: Knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate learning
- Computers & Laptops
- Reference materials
- Database access
- Analytic software
- Group meeting space
- Advising & Mentoring
- Consultation with Coordinator
- Resources for scholarly work