Congratulations to the 2016 UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Research Scientist of the Year, Jillian Kenney, BSN, RN, OCN, CNII, Oncology!
The Investigator is a quarterly newsletter published by the Nursing Practice Research Council to highlight the exceptional contributions of our nurses in leading-edge research and evidence-based practice.
Earlier editions of "The Investigator" may be found here.
Dedicated to Bridging Research and Practice
The Nursing Practice Research Council (NPRC) supports, encourages, and facilitates nurses' participation in research activities (utilization and conduct) so that optimum patient outcomes are achieved. The NPRC functions under an operational strategic plan that promotes system-wide, multi-disciplinary, research-based practice
We believe that research should guide our clinical nursing practice, and that our clinical nursing practice should generate the questions and direction for research.
As a national leader among academic healthcare centers, it is the vision of the NPRC to develop and support innovations that heal humankind through the application of evidence-based knowledge to clinical practice.
The mission of the Nursing Practice Research Council is to increase the scientific foundation of practice by research conduct and utilization activities in acute and critical care nursing through five areas of work:
Research Development - Provides consultation in the design, implementation, analysis, and publication of nursing research
Research Utilization - Supports efforts to identify and integrate clinical research findings that are sufficient and appropriate to apply nursing practice
Research Education - Develops workshops, seminars and conferences on the generation and utilization of research and evidence-based practice
Research Dissemination - Provides structures and processes for the dissemination of research and other levels of evidence
Research Infrastructure - Establish mechanisms for clinical feedback loops to support researchers