Anne H. Outwater, Edith A. M. Tarimo, Sheila Weaver
Anne H. Outwater1, Edith A. M. Tarimo2, Sheila Weaver3
1Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
2Department of Management, School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
3Department of Math and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA.
Volume - 11,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2023
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, in Tanzania, moved from content-based teaching to a competency-based education approach in 2011. The overall goal of a research course at the School of Nursing was to inform and improve nursing care. Nursing research was taught as a two-semester course with individual research projects. An evaluation 10 years after introduction of the course was performed using descriptive statistics and graphs. Categorical comparisons were made using ? 2 tests. Baccalaureate students taught standard scientific methods were able to collect valuable data that could be used to support community health-care institutions, inform curriculum revision, and discover answers to simple nursing questions. Harnessing student talent is a cost-effective way to augment national research capacity, especially important in low- and middle-income countries. The knowledge gained can be used to improve teaching and health care, to increase the well-being of the national population and improve the nation’s health-care institutions.
Cite this article:
Anne H. Outwater, Edith A. M. Tarimo, Sheila Weaver. Teaching Research to Nursing and Midwifery students in Tanzania: A 10-Year Evaluation. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 11(2):111-9. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00026
Anne H. Outwater, Edith A. M. Tarimo, Sheila Weaver. Teaching Research to Nursing and Midwifery students in Tanzania: A 10-Year Evaluation. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 11(2):111-9. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2023.00026 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-11-2-4
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