Research for academic credit in the healthcare workplace

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Employees in hospitals and other healthcare settings are increasingly returning to school to obtain advanced degrees. In addition to course papers, graduate programs often require a thesis or major paper; not surprisingly, students often look for projects where they can collect needed data quickly and easily. They may even desire to have a project address a job requirement and an academic requirement at the same time. This article reviews the potential advantages and pitfalls of conducting a school project in one's own workplace and offers suggestions for students, faculty, and managers when this occurs. (See Table 1.
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