SoNM Research Studentship: Pilot evaluation of an online educational resource for training nurses to care for critically ill patients during a pandemic.

  • McGaughey, J. (Recipient) & St Ledger, U. (Recipient)

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


The aim of this pilot project is to evaluate the reach and impact of online educational resources developed and implemented in one Trust in order to determine the training needs of nurses redeployed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU). A co-design approach using a Delphi technique has been utilised to plan the structure and content of the online educational resources. To evaluate the nurses' perceptions of the online educational resources a questionnaire was developed and distributed to all participants who engaged in training study days. The studentship will focus on analysing the survey data to determine the reach of the target population, efficacy of training (satisfaction), training needs analysis and qualitative feedback. The timetable for data analysis over the six-week period (below) includes familiarisation with use of survey and database software, framing and interpreting the results, collating, and writing up findings and participation in working within a team. This project will provide an excellent opportunity for a student to develop research knowledge and skills and contribute to the evaluation of a nursing-led initiative.

Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, United Kingdom