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Programs and workshops

  • Across the year we facilitate a number of programs to equip nurses with the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities and attributes to investigate and improve practice.

    Some of the programs we run include:

    BEST Practice Program

     The BEST (Building Evidence with Support to Transform Practice) Program provides nurses with the opportunity to develop their own research project through the competence in

    • gathering and reviewing the evidence related to an issue arising from practice,
    • facilitating the translation of evidence into practice, and
    • identifying and addressing contextual factors to enable practice change.

    The BEST Practice Program involves nominated nurses coming together for nine program days over six months to address the clinical issue identified from their area of practice. In addition to active participation in the program days, we provide ongoing support for participants. All projects undertaken as part of the BEST Practice Program aligned with the strategic focus of the RCH. Nurse Unit Managers will report project outcomes through Strategy and Improvement.

    2022/2023 BEST Practice Program 

    Key dates 

    • Applications for the 2022/2023 are OPEN. See flyer and EOI attached below.

    Past BESTies

    202021 Besties

    Tuesday @ 2 

    Tuesdays @ 2 is the weekly forum supporting nursing development and community across the RCH nursing workforce. Together, the Nursing Research and Education teams coordinate the weekly sessions which include, Tested or Tradition, Quality Review, Nursing Development and Nursing Forums. 

    Where possible slides will be provided for recently presented sessions. Staff can access these previous sessions on Learning Hero (RCH staff access only). 

    Workshops

    The below workshops are for campus staff only. Email Nursing.Research@rch.org.au to reserve your spot 

    Nursing Clinical Guideline Writing Workshop 

    The Nursing Research Department is conducting workshop to support nurses in developing a clinical guideline relevant to nursing practice at RCH, utilising the best evidence.
    Areas discussed include:

    • Overview of processes and resources to help prepare clinical guidelines  
    • Getting started on your search 
    • Liaising with key stakeholders

    Abstract Writing Workshop 

    The basics on how to write an abstract. This workshop is aimed at those writing an abstract for the Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium, however, may be helpful for any conference abstract. The workshop is now found on learning hero (RCH staff access only)

    Poster Presentation Workshop

    Hints and tips for creating a poster. This workshop is aimed at those creating a poster for the Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium, however, the information provided may be helpful for other conference posters. This workshop is now found on learning hero (RCH staff access only)

    Oral Presentation Workshop

    Hints and tips for oral presentations. This workshop is aimed at those presenting an oral at the Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium, however, may be helpful when preparing for other conferences or presentations. This workshop is now found on learning hero (RCH staff access only).

    Other

    Engaging Nurses in Clinical Ethics (ENCE) Program

    The Engaging Nurses in Clinical Ethics (ENCE) program run through the Children’s Bioethics Centre will be offered at RCH in 2022 in July/August and October/November. The aim of the ENCE program is to increase nursing confidence and engagement in clinical ethics discussions and decision making. The overall purpose is to optimise nursing input into clinical ethics issues at RCH. Each of the 2022 programs will have an intake of approximately 10 nurses from RCH with one place reserved for a paediatric nurse from Monash.

    The first course (July/August) is specifically for Advanced Practice Nurses. The second course in (Oct/Nov) is aimed at ward nurses at any level. Each course consists of 3 study days over 6 weeks held on site at RCH. There will be no virtual option for attendance unless the course must be fully online due to a change in COVID restrictions. Nurses will be required to use their professional development leave to be paid for these study days.
    For more information including EOI please see: Children's Bioethics Centre : Nursing ethics (rch.org.au)




    Need more information? Contact the team at:  nursing.research@rch.org.au