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Summer Institutes 2014

Now Open for Registration!

(Please click on the title to go to the program website for further information)

JUNE 1 to JUNE 4 (end at 12): Qualitative Analysis 2015

This is a foundational course focused on general principles of, and generic techniques for, qualitative analysis treating text as index of experience vs. as object of analysis. Analysis approaches featured include those commonly used in qualitative studies in the practice disciplines, including content/thematic and narrative/discourse analyses, and grounded theorizing.

JUNE 8 to JUNE 11 (end at 12): QI 19: Writing Qualitative Research Proposals & Reports

The focus of this institute is on concrete strategies to produce competitive qualitative research proposals (with emphasis on NIH grants) and research reports publishable in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. The Institute will cover an array of topics including techniques to communicate the significance and methodological details of a planned study, managing responses to reviewer concerns raised in a prior submission, selecting the right style, logic, and structure for the research report, effectively using literary (e.g., images, metaphors) and other devices (e.g., quoting, counting, tabulating, diagramming), presenting research results accessible to and translatable by researchers and practitioners, strategically planning multiple reports from a common parent study, and managing reject and revise-and-resubmit responses to submitted manuscripts.

JULY 13 – 17 (End at 12):  Instrumentation, Development, Testing and RevisionThis four-and-a-half day institute is designed to help doctorally-prepared researchers or educators, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students advance their knowledge in instrument development and testing beyond that typically taught in graduate research courses. This material is equally applicable to instrument adaptation and enhancement. Participants will learn the similarities and differences in instrument development using traditional and qualitative approaches, along with exploring how each are used in instrument revision. Discussions will include classical measurement theory, reliability, validity, types of scaling, item writing, instrument components, pilot and field testing, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, along with other measurement-related topics. By blending real life examples and humor with theoretical knowledge, Dr. Lynn will enable course participants to understand the processes, issues and decision-making in instrument development from idea to final form, as well as instrument revision/adaptation.

Online instruction opening June 22, 2015
Immersive lab practice July, 20 – 22, 2015

At last! A convenient advanced level History Taking and Physical Assessment course designed to fit your busy schedule!  You will have self-paced, didactic content taught by Dr. Laura Nasir, an expert in teaching this content, using online modules, to complete around your schedule, available to you a month before three full-days of on-campus immersion with hands-on skill-building instruction. This lab practice will be held at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing July 20-22, 2015 with instruction tailored to meet your learning needs by experienced nurse practitioners.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Systematically obtain subjective health data that includes the patient profile; chief complaint; present illness; past medical, family, and social history; and a full review of systems.
  2. Systematically perform an adult physical assessment of specific body systems using the four modalities of examination: inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation
  3. Conduct a comprehensive head-to-toe physical exam
  4. Describe and accurately document normal findings within each body system, differentiating between abnormal findings.
  5. Relate principles of anatomy and physiology to the examination and assessment processes, anticipating advanced practice.

This hybrid online and on-campus History and Physical Assessment course is designed to provide registered nurses with more advanced assessment skills of specific body systems, with special considerations for populations across the lifespan.  The online modules, which begin teaching the basics of patient interviewing, build upon the anatomy, physiology and assessment skills learned at the undergraduate level.

This class is perfect for:

  • Nurses who plan to apply or enroll in an advanced-practice nursing program
  • Nurses who have been working in a specialty area and plan to change positions
  • Nurses who have been out of nursing practice for more than a year

AUGUST 1 to AUGUST 2 (end at 12:15pm): Introduction to Yoga Nursing – The Art of Caring

This unique training features Yoga Nursing, a new field in nursing and health care that combines the wisdom of ancient yoga with the science of modern nursing. It is a simple, proven system that anyone can do to relieve pain and suffering for clients while also reducing exhaustion, stress and burnout for nurses. Yoga Nursing can be offered as an adjunct therapy for all areas of nursing. You will enjoy the social support of peers as you learn to enrich the life force of both patient and caregiver.

*NOTE: NO yoga experience required.  This training is designed to be done seated in chairs and/or standing – where getting on the floor is not practical, or getting down on the floor – due to injuries, knee surgery, inflexibility or other challenges is uncomfortable.

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