School of Nursing

St. Charles Professorship

Training Presentations

St. Charles General Hospital Auxiliary Professorship in Nursing Educational Research Series

Marsha Bennett, DNS, APRN, CNE, Friday, October 2, 2020, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: Ethical Principles in Research.

Nurses in clinical practice in facilities where biomedical and nursing research are conducted often lack knowledge related to the ethical conduct of research with human subjects. This interactive activity will provide learners with knowledge on the historical basis for regulations governing human subject research, the ethical principles guiding human subject research, and critical ethical considerations and activities when conducting research with human subjects.

Gloria Giarratano, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: Life Cycle of a Research Project Experience.

This interactive course will provide information about how a researcher can advance their research agenda through collaboration with others through team science and multi-site study research grant proposals. The process through which collaboration leads to the planning and development of a fundable project will be discussed, including barriers and facilitators to success.

Susan W. Salmond, RN, EdD, ENEF, FAAN, Friday, November 20, 2020, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: What's in a Name? Nursing Research vs. Evidence-based Practice - The Clinical Nursing Role.

This interactive course will address the perceived dichotomy between clinical practice and research/evidence based practice. Research provides the foundation for high quality, evidence-based nursing care. However, there isn't a direct flow of knowledge from research into practice. Most clinical nurses do not see their role in advancing nursing research, yet they are in key roles to advance both research and evidence-based practice. At the conclusion of the activity, clinical nurses will be able to define evidence-based practice and nursing research, as well as identify ways that they can advance research in their clinical practice.

Lori C. Spradley, MLIS and Linda M. Ledet, DNS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Friday, January 29, 2021, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: Starting the journey: Identifying the problem, developing the research question, and conducting the literature review.

The nursing research process is an exciting journey. Nursing research improves outcomes and provides a scientific foundation for our nursing process. This educational activity will describe the identification of research topics and problems in healthcare settings. We will discuss the development of the research question, which guides the research process. The conduct of the literature review on variables of interest will be demonstrated using professional databases.

Leorey Saligan, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: Symptom Science: A Resource for Precision Health.

Symptom science focuses on symptom experiences, rather than diseases and illnesses, with the understanding that many symptoms across ailments are shared. Symptom science is becoming increasingly important as people are living longer with multiple chronic illnesses. This educational activity will describe the advances in symptom science that acknowledges individual variability in symptom experiences related to health and illness to inform precise strategies in developing optimal nursing interventions.

Deidre Devier, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Friday, March 26, 2021, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: From Concept to Data: Study Design

Dr. Devier will discuss the process she followed for one of her studies. Beginning with the inkling of a potential research question to the full development of a research protocol. She will emphasize the process of refining a research question through literature review and understanding what is and what is not known. From there, the discussion will focus on the development of a research protocol.

Since not everyone has the ability to complete a prospective study, Dr. Devier will also describe how the covid-19 crisis led to the development of a research question, a retrospective chart review, and quick publication of timely data.

Susan Steele Moses, DNS, RN, Friday, April 23, 2021, 11am-12 noon
Title: Research Tips for the Bedside Nurse

This presentation will provide the bedside nurse with the basic knowledge to develop a research question for implementation on an acute care nursing unit.

Lynn Arnold, MBA, BS & Gabriela S. Dominguez, BS, Friday, May 14, 2021, 12pm-1:00pm
Title: Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for overseeing research involving human subjects. There are multiple types of reviews that can be completed by the IRB depending on level of risk to participants and if those participants are considered vulnerable populations. This presentation will provide a brief history of the IRB, as well as define “Research” and “Minimal Risk.” The different review categories and certain populations that require special consideration will be presented. The application process in LSUHSC's new Kuali system will be reviewed and tips for a successful submission will be explored.

Grant Writing Workshop, Summer 2021 (Date and time TBA)

Publishing Writing Workshop, Summer 2021 (Date and time TBA)