Professional Development: Hospital Site Visits
Applicant statement: Proposed research is to collect data from NN/LM hospital libraries within 300 miles of Idaho Falls, including eight medical libraries in ID and five in MT. I plan to collect as data the resources listed on bibliographies for the current 12 months of nursing policy and procedure documents at each facility. I will use bibliographic mapping tools to identify the frequencies, age and types of resources nurses cited in their bibliographies. I will also interview a sample of the nurses responsible for creating or updating policy and procedure documents to find out more about the process of collecting and evaluating evidence for their practice. The goal is to better understand which resources nurses find useful as evidence for their nursing practice. The data I collect in my research will help me with collection development and identify important resources.