Nursing Scholarship: Disseminating Your Voice
Howard, Matthew S.
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Session presented on Friday, 22 July 2016: The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository is a free clinical and scholarly dissemination resource available to any nurse. The Henderson Repository offers all nurse authors a free, convenient way to share these types of documents (and others) in a no charge, open-access, peer-reviewed, environment. It is a global digital service that attempts to collect, preserve and above all, share nursing scholarly materials, whether it be nursing research, evidence-based practice material, performance improvement documents or professional nursing association papers. As a resource of STTI, it is open to both members and nonmembers to submit as nurse authors in multiple ways. A nurse can submit a document, or collection of documents to one of the multiple communities. These communities include individual independent submissions, submission via authorship and presentation at a Sigma Theta Tau international event or from one of several other nursing organizations including the Emergency Nurses Association and the international Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation. Submitting an article to BMC Nursing may be yet another avenue for inclusion into the Henderson Repository. Additional items that may be found in the Henderson Repository include, but are not limited to, Doctor of Nursing Practice full text capstone projects and Doctor of Philosophy dissertations from multiple schools of nursing. This collection of more than 25,000 entries of nursing scholarly works can be disseminated in multiple ways and multiple venues digitally. All Henderson Repository items can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and several others to maximize dissemination and outreach. Also, individual authors can see the dissemination and progress of their work in almost real time, including from what countries your item is being viewed and how many times it has been downloaded. The purpose of this session is to inform nurses in all areas of the profession (leaders/faculty members, researchers, clinicians, and nursing students) about this peer-reviewed alternative publishing resource. Once populated with full-text items, it will become a global resource for nursing scholarly work including research and evidence-based practice materials.