Registered nurses’ perspectives of the impact of completing the Specialist Practice in Oncology qualification
Registered nurses’ perspectives of the impact of completing the Specialist Practice in Oncology qualification, on their patient care and clinical practice: a qualitative study
Evaluating the impact of the Specialist Practice in Oncology qualification on patient outcomes and service delivery
|Funder & Dates||
The Burdett Trust for Nursing
Funding secured in 2019
|Principle Investigator or Primary Supervisor (if PhD Student)||Dr Helen Kerr|
|Co-Investigator or additional supervisors||
Dr Oonagh McSorley
|Research Fellow(s) or PhD Students|
|Name & Institution of Collaborators||Health and Social Care Trust|
|Name of External Partner Organisations||
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
|Description of Project: Aim; Methods; Expected Outcome||
Aim: To understand the registered nurses’ perspectives of the impact of the NMC recordable Specialist Practice in Oncology qualification on their patient care and clinical practice, at three time points post qualification, with three different cohorts.
Methods: A phenomenological qualitative research study involving semi-structured interviews with 9-18 registered nurses who completed the Specialist Practice in Oncology programme from 2013-2020 in the Belfast or South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.
Expected Outcomes: Insights into the impact of the Nursing and Midwifery recordable qualification of Specialist Practice in Oncology on patient care and service delivery.
|Add links/URLs to external pages e.g. study webpage, reports, publications etc.||
Kerr, H., Donovan, M. and McSorley, O. (2021) Evaluation of the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cancer Care: an integrative literature review. European Journal of Cancer Care, in print.