Subject: Teaching undergraduate nursing students to search the professional
Would you please forward this request for survey participation to the
Nursing Informatics discussion list?
You are invited to participate in a survey of health sciences librarians and
nursing faculty to profile the preparation undergraduate nursing students
currently receive in searching the professional literature. We are
interested in doing this given the increasing emphasis upon evidence-based
practice (EBP) within nursing and the importance that literature searching
plays in EBP. We would like you to take part in this project by completing
the survey which is accessible at the following Web address:
The survey will take about ten minutes of your time. No personal information
will be collected, nor will any institution be identified in the results. We
plan to share what is learned through publication and/or presentation. You
may choose not to participate as well as to withdraw at any time without
penalty. Your participation in the survey provides implied consent.
If you want to know more about this research project, please e-mail or call
one of us. The project has been approved by Kent State University. If you
have questions about Kent State University's rules for research, please call
Dr. John West, Vice President of Research, Division of Research and Graduate
Thank you for considering this request!
Barbara F. Schloman, Ph.D., AHIP
Associate Dean and Professor
Clare Leibfarth. M.L.S.
Life and Health Sciences Librarian
Kent State University