Research projects can be perceived as difficult and time-consuming, but it doesn't need to be so complicated – especially not with the right support.
"Some nurses are not comfortable with research projects, but with the new study grant we want to encourage everyone to try it", Anna-Karin Sundin, Director of Medical Affairs and Clinical Education at Wellspect, says. "We want to see more nurse led research."
The study grant is started in cooperation with ESPU-N. A committee with members from both Wellspect and ESPU-N has been appointed to review the applications and decide on a winning project.
"The grant can cover when you are allocating time in your daily work, attending a scientific meeting or receiving help from a statistician or clinical writer", Anna-Karin Sundin says.
"Of course, nurses are occupied with their daily work, but research can be a part of their clinical work. For example, an observational study in their own clinic could be shared with others through documentation."
The plan is to support nurses in the organization for a longer period and make the study grant a yearly event. Hopefully we will be able to present the study results in next year's ESPU and also get the chance to reveal the winner of the next study grant.