Nursing prof recognized with Pat Griffin Research Grant

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) has announced that Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy, professor in Nipissing University’s School of Nursing, is one of the recipients of the Pat Griffin Research Grants and $15,000 in funding. The Pat Griffin Research Grant supports research with a priority of “Nursing Education Outcomes” from the National Research Priorities for Nursing.

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Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy

Dr. Goldsworthy is leading an international team of researchers from England, Scotland, and Canada, conducting research on the impact on simulation online modules in reducing medication errors. The grant will support the infrastructure for this international research project.

“Medication errors are the number one clinical error,” states Dr. Goldsworthy. “The aim of this research is to improve patient safety by reducing the incidence of medication errors and near misses by enhancing preparing of undergraduate nursing students in medication dosage calculation.”

Dr. Goldsworthy is passionate about improving patient safety and providing preparation through simulation.  Her research focuses on the use of simulation as a teaching strategy to “foster confidence and competence among health care practitioners.” Her research targets undergraduates, interprofessional teams, practicing critical care nurses and critical care teams.

Dr. Goldsworthy is recognized as a simulation and critical care expert, researcher, and author. She is also the recipient of the Canadian Nurses’ Association Order of Merit in Edmonton, and was one of ten University of Calgary inaugural Teaching Scholars. She is the author and editor of ten books including “Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide for Nurse Education”.

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