This co-produced intellectual output is a blended learning module (7 ECTS) focusing on leadership of postdoctoral nurses following the Nurse-Lead program. The module focuses on the three elements: leadership development in nursing science, research development (development of research competencies and developing a research program) and professional development in nursing science. The module will be delivered to postdoctoral nurses.
This co-produced intellectual output will be a blended learning module (5 ECTS) focusing on nursing leadership of doctoral nursing students following the Nurse-Lead program. The module focuses on the three elements: leadership development in nursing science, research development (development of research competencies and setting up research program) and professional development in nursing science. The module will be delivered to doctoral nursing student in six European countries.
In this intellectual output, the Nurse-Lead consortium develops a competency profile for postdoctoral nurses. The competence profile is evidence based and theoretically founded as it is based on a) a systematic reviews of the literature of research on postdoctoral competencies and a policy review on research policy documents; b) an expert group meeting with postdoctoral nurses in Europe; c) as well as focus group interviews, which were conducted with postdoctoral nurses and doctoral nursing students in each of the participating countries.
The Nurse-Lead consortium will develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) based on distinctive parts of the Nurse-Lead programs for postdoctoral nurses and doctoral nursing students. The MOOC will provide open parts of the blended learning modules described in O1, O2 and in line with the competency profile O3. The MOOC will be relevant and open for bachelor nursing students and (clinical) nurses working in all arenas of health care. For more information on the MOOC, please refer to the documents below. Contact project manager Lisa van Dongen (see the contact page).
The Nurse-Lead consortium will set up an online community with a teaching format and Virtual Learning Environment of Elevate focusing on interactive learning in small groups. In the online community, the Nurse-Lead fellows, doctoral nursing students and postdoctoral nurses and consortium partners will communicate. The Virtual Learning modules are supervised by an expert and moderated by an e-moderator who guides participants through the course to ensure commitment of the fellow and successful course completion.
The Nurse-Lead consortium will develop a business plan including a sustainability plan describing how the e-learning educational modules and MOOC can be maintained in a way that enables a broad participation and reduces the costs for fellows after the end of the project.
In the main evaluation-study assessments will be conducted using questionnaires with postdoctoral nurses and doctoral nursing students who take part in the Nurse-Lead program. The questionnaires focus on fellows’ leadership competencies, research competencies and professional development. To ensure the impact, transferability and sustainability of the project the study findings will be published in scientific peer-reviewed journals and the findings will be presented on national and international conferences. These publications will help nursing educators and scientist worldwide to assess the feasibility of adapting the teaching material produced in the project. Also, the findings will be used to assess if and what improvements need to be done on the teaching material. All publications and presentations will be available for free on the project’s website.
The Nurse-Lead consortium will organize a Closing symposium in Lisbon, Portugal in June 2020. All partners, Nurse-Lead fellows, associative partners and stakeholders will be invited to share their experiences and outcomes of the project with the international audience. The Nurse-Lead closing symposium is targeted at professionals educators and scientists, lecturers and students in nursing and other disciplines from the participating universities.