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Title: Laying the Foundation for Nursing Research in Ghana Linda Ogilvie, RN, PhD Mary Opare, RN, MN, PhD C


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Laying the Foundation for Nursing Research in
GhanaLinda Ogilvie, RN, PhDMary Opare, RN, MN,
PhD CandidateMarion Allen, RN, PhDFaustina
Oware-Gyekye, RN, MPhil (Nursing)
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ProjectGraduate Nursing Education in Ghana
  • Funded by CIDA under the auspices of the AUCC
    UPCD Tier II Program

3
Description of the Project
  • MPhil (Nursing) Program at the University of
    Ghana (UG)
  • Thesis required
  • Funded in 1999
  • First graduate students admitted in 2000
  • 10 graduates to date
  • 16 students currently in program

4
Intent of the MPhil (Nursing) Program
  • Prepare nurses for faculty positions at UG
  • Prepare graduates who can succeed in doctoral
    programs
  • Develop nurse leaders for health sector positions
    across Ghana

5
Challenges
  • Availability of human resources to implement
    program
  • International expertise of faculty members
  • Inadequate infrastructure to support graduate
    education
  • Funding
  • Sustainability

6
Strategies
  • Capacity-building exercise (faculty and student
    foci)
  • Infrastructure development
  • Cultural orientation
  • Teaching methods expectations of the student

7
Strategies continued
  • Student experiences (international conferences)
  • Collaborative course development and teaching
  • Networking
  • Collaborative research, presentations, and
    publications

8
Lessons Learned
  • Importance of
  • Collaborative planning and transparency
  • Trust and mutually respectful relationships
  • UG Community Advisory Board
  • UG Ownership of program
  • Cohort of graduates
  • Electronic communication
  • Commitment at both sites

9
Research Impacts
  • Policy influence
  • Development impact
  • Research capacity building
  • Reach or research activities
  • Impacts on individual researchers

10
Policy Influence
  • Skill development embedded in nature of the
    curriculum
  • Employment of graduates
  • Research findings

11
Development Impact
  • Course content
  • Thesis topics
  • Dissemination of thesis research
  • Nursing as a gendered profession

12
Research Capacity Building
  • Thesis
  • Plans for doctoral education
  • Linkage to other researchers
  • Qualitative research workshop
  • Research fund at UG School of Nursing

13
Reach of Research Activities
  • Academic potential of nursing faculty recognized
  • Potential of UG School of Nursing to impact
    health and development in Ghana
  • Community service activities of UG faculty members

14
Impacts on Individual Researchers
  • Increased international health and development
    knowledge
  • Increased research capacity
  • Career advancement

15
Future Directions and Needs
  • Increase in expectations for research at UG
  • Increase in PhD-prepared faculty members
  • Increase in research funding
  • North-South collaboration in research
  • PhD program in Nursing at UG

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