Doctoral researchers win scholarship.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Nurses (Works)
Research grants
Pub Date: 10/01/2010
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: Oct, 2010 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 9
Product: Product Code: 8043100 Nurses NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 241179367
Full Text: The Nursing Education and Research Foundation's (NERF) scholarship to mark the centenary of NZNO has been shared between two doctoral candidates. The purpose of the $15,000 scholarship, was to progress the work of one or more nurses/midwives in their goal of becoming, through their practice, effective health care leaders in their workplace.


Announcing the winners, chief executive Geoff Annals said there had been an exceptionally high standard of applicants but two stood out: Counties Manukau District Health Board nurse practitioner (NP) in the intensive care and high dependency units and senior professional clinician Alison Pirret; and clinical nurse specialist--acute and research study co-ordinator at Burwood Spinal Unit in Christchurch, Karen Marshall.

Pirret received $10,000 towards her doctoral research into the nature of NP diagnostic reasoning, with the intention of improving understanding of the NP role in making medical diagnoses. She will do her doctorate through Massey University.

Marshall receives $5000 towards her research, which aims to identify the knowledge of emergency department, intensive care and orthopaedic nurses regarding the problems, interventions and outcomes of acute traumatic spinal cord injured patients in New Zealand. Marshall has been accepted as a doctoral candidate by the Auckland University of Technology.
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