Building Nursing Research Capacity in Africa and optimizing health outcomes: Finding evidence through research and translating evidence into best practice  

14-15th November 2019

Crystal Palace Hotel, Enugu

The Nigerian Faculty for Global Research Nurses hosted a fantastic 2-day research capacity building workshop for Nurses, from 14-15th November 2019.

This workshop sought to create an avenue for nurses to present their research work, to recognize nursing research champions in Africa, improve the research knowledge amongst research nurses and to improve and encourage evidence-based clinical practices. Discussions focused on advancing disease management through active clinical research, including the essential contribution of nurses in conducting research. 

Furthermore, by hosting this event we aimed to potentially expand a new generation of research nurses, further build and strengthen the community of research nurses as well as develop the Global Research Nurses Network in Nigeria and formally institute the research groups in their various hospitals.

A total of 182 participants attended over two days from different States in Nigeria such as Enugu (host city), Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Ibadan, Lagos, Delta, and Rivers, with the majority of participants from the Southeast region where the programme was hosted. The session was advertised through the Global Alliance for Nurses and Midwives (GANM), Global Health Online (GHDonline), Health Information For All (HIFA), as well as through local nursing research groups, Head of Nursing Services departments of Public and Private Hospitals in Nigeria, and other forums including nursing blogs and nursing WhatsApp groups. Speakers included local experienced research nurses, nursing research groups, University nursing departments and nursing research tutors. 

To learn more about the content of the workshop, access the full programme or download a full summary report of the workshop. You can view the talk's presentations for each day as listed in the programme in the chart below.


Read an insightful article by our Clinical Research Nurse Nwokolo Bridget Ayondu about her role and why she finds nursing and clinical research such a rewarding profession