Framing the big picture: developing research confidence in nursing students

Aimee Turner, Anne Young, Cassandra Freeman*, Tomas Zahora

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This practice-based example explores how Monash University Library used the research skill development (RSD) framework to develop an intensive orientation program for a diverse group of postgraduate nursing students. We addressed the needs of this mature-age, return to study, professional cohort by creating a three-day program that aimed to build transferability of skills required for successful research. The RSD framework guided us as educators in a number of ways, including providing a structure for the design of the workshops, creating a range of authentic materials that covered all phases of the research process and scaffolding the requisite research skills we wanted the students to develop. The workshops built students’ confidence, self-reliance and preparedness for undertaking this course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting the library to the curriculum
Subtitle of host publicationtransformative approaches that enhance skills for learning
EditorsLynette Torres, Fiona Salisbury, Barbara Yazbeck, Sharon Karasmanis, Janice Pinder, Caroline Ondracek
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789811638688
ISBN (Print)9789811638671
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • academic and information skills in higher education in Australia
  • curriculum design
  • teaching and learning strategies


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