A Training Needs Analysis (TNA) UK Respiratory Nurses’ Research Knowledge and Skills

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Description

This proposal details the aims and methods to conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) of respiratory nurses’ existing skills and knowledge in research. The development and delivery of this TNA is an objective of the ARNS Research strategy from 2017-2022. The aim of the TNA is to provide an educational baseline which will inform future strategies, or educational programmes.

Respiratory nurses have a wide variety of roles within the NHS which are fundamental to providing care and support to patients with respiratory disease. The unique contribution of respiratory nurses in improving care and services for patients is not widely recognised be-cause the evidence base does not exist and independent nurse-led respiratory research is not a well recognised field (Yorke et al, 2017; Kelly et al, 2018).
The TNA is being developed in conjunction with the Association of Respiratory Nurse Spe-cialists (ARNS) research strategy 2017-2022 (ARNS 2017); which in turn was drafted to in re-sponse to the UK-wide Delphi Study to identify research priorities specifically for research nurses. (Kelly et al 2018). Furthermore, this strategy has recognised the need to raise the profile of respiratory nursing research and promote opportunities for respiratory nurses to develop as research leaders.
A TNA is required prior to the development of any targeted training or resources to develop respiratory nurses to be equipped for research delivery.

Layman's description

This proposal details the aims and methods to conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) of respiratory nurses’ existing skills and knowledge in research. The development and delivery of this TNA is an objective of the ARNS Research strategy from 2017-2022. The aim of the TNA is to provide an educational baseline which will inform future strategies, or educational programmes.

Respiratory nurses have a wide variety of roles within the NHS which are fundamental to providing care and support to patients with respiratory disease. The unique contribution of respiratory nurses in improving care and services for patients is not widely recognised be-cause the evidence base does not exist and independent nurse-led respiratory research is not a well recognised field (Yorke et al, 2017; Kelly et al, 2018).
The TNA is being developed in conjunction with the Association of Respiratory Nurse Spe-cialists (ARNS) research strategy 2017-2022 (ARNS 2017); which in turn was drafted to in re-sponse to the UK-wide Delphi Study to identify research priorities specifically for research nurses. (Kelly et al 2018). Furthermore, this strategy has recognised the need to raise the profile of respiratory nursing research and promote opportunities for respiratory nurses to develop as research leaders.
A TNA is required prior to the development of any targeted training or resources to develop respiratory nurses to be equipped for research delivery.

Short titleARNS TNA
AcronymARNS TNA
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/201/01/21

Keywords

  • respiratory
  • nursing
  • research
  • training needs analysis