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Win the Opportunity to Attend an International Nursing Research Conference
Date Posted: 27/Sep/2013
A COMPETITION FOR A RESEARCH NURSE TO ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL NURSING RESEARCH CONFERENCE IN GLASGOW, UK, APRIL 2014
TO WIN - WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE RESEARCH NURSE
 
This competition presents an opportunity for a nurse who works in research to attend an international conference with expenses paid*. The winner will be able to network with nurse researchers and research nurses from across the globe and to share understanding of international nursing research. The prize winner has the opportunity to submit an abstract for presentation at the Conference, at the discretion of the committee.
 
There will be two additional prizes of one year online subscriptions to both the Journal of Advanced Nursing and the Journal of Clinical Nursing, published by Wiley.
 
ENTRIES ARE INVITED FROM NURSES FROM LOW/MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES WHO FULFIL THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Registered Nurse from a low/ middle income country
Working in a low/ middle income country (as defined by World Bank)
Working as as a research nurse or a nurse with clinical research responsibilities - i.e. 'a nurse who as part of her role, undertakes research within the clinical environment.'
Member of Global Research Nurses’ network. To become a member, register NOW, on the Home page.
 
TO ENTER THE COMPETITION: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE AN ARTICLE OF A MAXIMUM OF 1,000 WORDS. THE TOPIC IS:
"WITH REFERENCE TO A RESEARCH STUDY THAT YOU HAVE WORKED ON, DESCRIBE HOW NURSES CONTRIBUTE TO CLINICAL RESEARCH AND DISCUSS WHAT SUPPORT IS NEEDED TO ENABLE GREATER INVOLVEMENT FOR NURSES IN CLINICAL RESEARCH"
Please read the terms and conditions before you enter the competition.
 
Criteria to be used in judging; the judges will be looking for
An understanding of the research process
A description of the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the research team
Identification of and insight into challenges faced by research nurses
A well-structured and thoughtful discussion presenting original ideas about how nurses can be more involved in clinical research
 
Prizes:
First Prize
Attendance at the Royal College of Nursing (UK) International Nursing Research Conference, April 2nd – 4th 2014. The Conference provides an opportunity for the winner to network with nurse researchers from across the globe and to share understanding of international nursing research.
 
The prize will cover:
 - Registration for the Conference
 - Attendance at Conference dinner
 - A British Airways return flight from nearest airport to winner’s home served by British Airways to Glasgow, economy ticket, with specified BA luggage allowance (Global Research Nurses' network cannot cover the cost of connecting flights to join the BA flight to Glasgow)
 - Single accommodation in Glasgow, for 4 nights, as provided by Global Research Nurses’ network, 1st – 5th April 2014
 - Expenses to cover i) visa, £80, ii) transfer to and from airport, approx. £40, iii) living expenses to a maximum of £25 per day for 5 days - refunded within 30 days on production of receipts
 
Second prizes:
THERE WILL BE TWO ADDITIONAL PRIZES OF ONE YEAR ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO BOTH THE JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING AND THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, PUBLISHED BY WILEY.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The competition is open to Clincal Research Nurses, or nurses working on clinical research.
Entrants must be from a low or middle income countries, working in low or middle income countries.
Entrants must be members of the Global Health Network.
Applicants will submit an article of a maximum of 1,000 words on the topic given on the competition advertisement: ‘‘With reference to a research study that you have worked on, describe how nurses contribute to clinical research and discuss what support is needed to enable greater involvement for nurses in clinical research.”
Entries must be written in English.
Entries are to be sent by 30th October 2013.
All applications will be judged by the Global Health network using the criteria stated on this competition advertisement. A short-list will be taken forward to a judging panel of senior research nurses and the winners will be announced in early December 2013.
Decisions made by the Judging team are final.
Applications are to be sent following instructions shown on the competition advertisement.
The winner may be invited to submit an abstract for consideration for presentation of a concurrent session if the winning article links to the themes of the conference. This decision rests with the RCN committee.
GRN may use all material submitted to the competition in future research and for sharing with others on The Global Health Network.
The winner of the competition will be responsible for obtaining a business visa for travel to the UK. Global Research Nurses network can send a letter of invitation but will take no further part in obtaining the visa. If the winner is refused a visa, the prize will be forfeit.
 
 TO SEND YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
Register/ sign in to the Global Research Nurses’ network
Click on ‘Articles’ at the top of the Home page
Find the tab for ‘Submit an article,’ on the right hand side of the screen
Click on ‘Upload now'
In the ‘Title’ box, write ‘Competition’ and your name
In the Abstract box, state i) what research project you are currently working on and ii) from which airport you would take your British Airways flight to Glasgow
Go to ‘File upload’ box
Add your entry to the competition as a pdf file.
You will be notified through the network when your entry is received
 
If you have difficulties with this procedure, please get in touch through the ‘Message’ function on the Home page
Good luck!

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