A Facebook Group
for Rural Nurses to
develop Research
Proposal Writing
Skills
Dr Jennifer Chipps1
Prof Petra Brysiewicz1
F...
The Problem

doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000294.g004
The Problem

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± 840 km
± 526 km
± 574 km
± 694 Km
± 420 km
The Approach
• Post Nurse Registration
UG degree in Advanced
Midwifery
• Blended Learning
– Videoconference-based
educatio...
The Results
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57 students (68.8%) completed the pre-survey.
Low computer use for education & only 38.2% used ...
Where to next?
• PhD Support Group for students doing a
systematic reviews as part of their PhD

• If students visit our L...
A Facebook group for rural nurses to develop research proposal writing skills. Dr Jennifer Chipps, Sydney Nursing School
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  • More than half of maternal deaths in Africa are due to direct obstetric complications, with hemorrhage being the leading cause. Maternal sepsis and hypertensive disorders are important and preventable causes of maternal mortality. Newborn deaths account for more than one quarter of under-5 deaths in Africa. Infections are the biggest cause of newborn death yet the most feasible causes to prevent and treat. The two other major causes of newborn deaths are preterm birth complications and intrapartum-related (previously called “birth asphyxia”), which are closely linked to maternal health. Main causes of under-5 deaths include pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. Globally more than one-third of postneonatal child deaths are attributable to undernutrition. The cause-of-death profile varies between and within countries, with HIV/AIDS contributing to more deaths in southern African countries. Figure adapted from Kinney et al. 2009 [9] using data sources for maternal (Khan et al. 2006 [28]) and newborn and child (Black et al. 2010 [34]) causes of death.doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000294.g004
  • A Facebook group for rural nurses to develop research proposal writing skills. Dr Jennifer Chipps, Sydney Nursing School

    1. 1. A Facebook Group for Rural Nurses to develop Research Proposal Writing Skills Dr Jennifer Chipps1 Prof Petra Brysiewicz1 Fiona WaltersP Dr Christopher Pimmer2 Dr Sebastian Linxen2 Prof Urs Grobhiel2 1School of 2Institute Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa of Information Systems, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland
    2. 2. The Problem doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000294.g004
    3. 3. The Problem • • • • • ± 840 km ± 526 km ± 574 km ± 694 Km ± 420 km
    4. 4. The Approach • Post Nurse Registration UG degree in Advanced Midwifery • Blended Learning – Videoconference-based education to rural sites – Local Research Project • Mobile phone Research Support Facebook Group to support students in developing a 2-page research concept paper
    5. 5. The Results • • • • • • • 57 students (68.8%) completed the pre-survey. Low computer use for education & only 38.2% used Facebook. Project officer visited the 5 site and installed Facebook on phones All second year students (47) enrolled in the Facebook Group. The Research Support Facebook Group ran over 4 months Intensive participation & rich forms of mentoring activities found All student groups submitted feasible research project plans • https://www.facebook.com/groups/admresearchgroup/
    6. 6. Where to next? • PhD Support Group for students doing a systematic reviews as part of their PhD • If students visit our LMS sites as often as they go on Facebook, we will have far more active engagement in learning.

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