A novel program for ABSN students to generate interest in geriatrics and geriatric nursing research.


Journal Article

The current shortage of nurse researchers in geriatrics adversely affects the capacity of nurses to conduct research to advance the evidence-based care of older adults. In an effort to generate interest in geriatrics and geriatric nursing research, the Duke University School of Nursing designed a summer internship for four students enrolled in the accelerated baccalaureate nursing (ABSN) program. This paper describes the experience of these ABSN students and the staff and faculty who worked with them. The program design, staff and faculty experiences, benefits and challenges, as well as recommendations for future programs are discussed. The purpose of this article is to highlight the benefits and challenges of offering research experiences to nursing students in an ABSN program to stimulate interest in geriatrics and geriatric nursing research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mewshaw, J; Bailey, DE; Porter, KA; Anderson, AL; Anderson, RA; Burd, AL; Colón-Emeric, C; Corazzini, KN

Published Date

  • June 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 99

PubMed ID

  • 28435479

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28435479

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1925-4059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1925-4040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5430/jnep.v7n6p95


  • eng