Overview

Overview

The Office of Nursing Research and Innovation encourages any nurse who has a research question, an idea for a research study, or an innovative process, system or device to come forward and pursue their ideas. Oftentimes, the most important ideas for research are those generated by clinicians who provide direct patient care. Mentorship is available by Nurse Scientists who are PhD-prepared nurses with experience in nursing research and providing guidance and support to facilitate the conduct, translation and dissemination of research and evidence-based nursing practices.

Meet Our Nurse Scientists

Evidence-Based Practice Self-Study Course

Evidence-Based Practice Self-Study Course

The Evidence-Based Practice eLearning Course provides learners with a five-hour online course. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between levels of strength of research and non-research evidence and the quality of evidence
  • Conduct a review of literature for a specific evidence-based practice question
  • Determine the strengths and weaknesses or biases of “research” and “non-research” articles
  • Discuss synthesis of evidence on a practice/topic/question and next steps in translating evidence into practice

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Clinical Research Fellowship

Clinical Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral Distance-Mediated Clinical Research Fellowship
Our distance-mediated clinical research fellowship is a newly-developed 2 year program designed for registered nurses with a PhD who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in clinical research that advances nursing science and clinical outcomes.

This is a distance-medicated program; thus, Fellows will have a full-time role in an academic or clinical setting (labeled “primary work institution”) and will receive active mentorship to advance/build a clinical research program focused on chronic or acute illness or population health.

During the fellowship, Fellows will increase their methodological expertise and research competencies and be exposed to hospital-based resources (including experienced nurse scientists; innovation specialists; hospital-based clinical, billing and administrative databases and registries; biostatisticians and statistical programmers; and multi-disciplinary collaborators) that will expand their knowledge, interdisciplinary linkages, understanding of research strategies that can be implemented with and without extramural funding, and ability to successfully disseminate research.