The first-year students of Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care (NPCC) Postgraduate Residency Program, Medical-Surgical Nursing department, in collaboration with Pillar 2 (IoE): Exemplary Research and Innovation of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal organized a three days’ webinar on ‘Quantitative Nursing Research’ from 22nd to 24th April 2021 through Microsoft Teams online Platform. The webinar focused mainly on the quantitative nursing research methodology.

The webinar commenced at 9:00 am on 22.04.2021 with a welcome address by the student convenor, Ms Teena Sharon. Dr Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal addressed the participants and cheered them with words of inspiration highlighting the need for research and research ethics.

The three days’ webinar highlighted eleven topics in the area of quantitative nursing research, which was deliberated on the forenoons of all three days from 22.04.2021 to 24.04.2021. The first day of the webinar started with the session on Research Process and Writing Research Proposal followed by Conceptual Framework and Literature Search which were deliberated by Dr Shashidhara Y N, Professor & Head, department of Community Health Nursing, Dr Mamatha S Pai, Professor, department of Child Health Nursing and Dr Baby S Nayak, Professor & Head, department of Child Health Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal respectively. The sessions were moderated by Ms Teena Sharon and Ms Jyothi Marakalthi.

The second day (23.04.2021) began at 9:00 am with the deliberation on the topic - Quantitative Research Designs followed by Data Collection Techniques and Methods, and Sampling by Dr Melita Sheilini, Assistant Professor-selection grade, Medical-Surgical Nursing department, Dr Sonia R B D’souza, Professor & Head, department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing and Dr Soumya Christabel, Assistant Professor-senior scale, Medical Surgical Nursing department respectively. The day’s sessions were moderated by Ms Anushree Naik.

The third day (24.04.2021) of the webinar began at 8.30 am with a talk on Sample Size Estimation by Dr Ravishankar N. Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi. The day’s sessions continued with the reflections on Data collection instruments - Validity and Reliability, Analysis and Interpretation of data, Ethics in Research, CTRI registration process and Writing for publication and communicating research findings by Dr Latha T Bhat, Assistant Professor-senior scale, Medical Surgical Nursing department, Dr Sushmitha R Karkada, Assistant Professor-senior scale, Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing department, Mr Anil Raj, Lecturer, Medical Surgical Nursing department and Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Professor, department of Medical Surgical Nursing respectively.

The webinar concluded with closing remarks by the Associate Dean, Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha at 2.45 pm. Total 204 participants with various academic cadres such as nurse practitioners, MSc nursing students, nursing officers, PhD Scholars and faculty members attended the webinar from 17 states namely Karnataka, Delhi, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Sikkim, Telangana, Assam, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Mizoram. The overall response of the participants was good. The webinar concluded with the words of gratitude expressed by the moderator of the day Ms. Alice Riva Bilung.

The three days’ webinar was coordinated by Dr Melita Sheilini, Assistant Professor-selection grade, department of Medical Surgical Nursing under the guidance of Dr Baby S Nayak, Professor and the Research Pillar Head and Dr Jyothi Chakrabarty, Professor and NPCC coordinator, MCON, MAHE, Manipal.