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Keywords

internship, nursing faculty, nursing research, nursing students, research internship

 

Authors

  1. O'Brien, Tara PhD, RN, CNE
  2. Hathaway, Donna PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Nursing students in baccalaureate programs report that research is not visible in practice, and faculty conducting research report rarely interacting with students in undergraduate nursing programs. We examined student and faculty perceptions of a research internship embedded in an existing evidence-based practice course. Students (n = 15) and faculty (n = 5) viewed the internship as a positive experience that provided meaningful hands-on skills while generating interest in a potential research career. The internship also provided faculty the opportunity to identify potential doctoral students.