Title : Nurse educators’ engagement in research in christian health association of Malawi nursing colleges
Engagement of nurse educators in research is required to enable students to develop a clear understanding of how to take care of patients. The study aimed at assessing the extent of nurse educators engagement in research in CHAM Colleges. The study used the quantitative approach. A descriptive research design was used to obtain data from 98 nurse educators in CHAM Colleges. Data was analyzed in SPSS. Data was presented in frequency tables and graphs. The findings revealed that only n=37 (37.8%) respondents have ever conducted research. Majority of the respondents have been involved in research activities in one way or the other though involvement was low. For example only 4.10% of the respondents published in peer reviewed journals. The results also revealed barriers in engaging research of which inadequate funding n=52 (53.1%) was the greatest. The findings suggest provision of adequate funding, increase intakes of post graduate nurse educators and building research capacity in order for nurse educators to engage in research.