Nursing Research Initiatives
Pursuing Research & Innovation to Advance Nursing Science
Critical thinking and a spirit of inquiry are essential to nursing at Montefiore. Our nurses receive extensive training in developing, implementing and presenting research projects on a wide range of subjects; each brings a unique perspective and insight to our research. Such endeavors reflect ongoing commitment to combining research with clinical practice to further treatment and diagnostic innovation.
Montefiore nurses understand that inquiry is vital to their integral role in the organization, and staff education and preparation include a clear explanation of nursing research and its link to evidence-based practice.
Our recent initiatives include Nursing Scholars at the Bedside and the Nursing Visiting Scholars Program.
Encouraging Research in Areas of Expertise
Nurses at Montefiore have opportunities to pursue research that relates to their clinical specialty and interests. Likewise, the Nursing Research Committee has been pivotal in assisting and promoting projects and research findings. Recent projects include the evaluation of e-testing, and the examination of a critical care predictive model, and using qualitative and quantitative data to determine which patients might benefit from an ICU admission.
NICHE Designation and Nursing Research Symposiums
Montefiore’s recent designation as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility reflects the strong emphasis that nursing leadership places on research. Nurses’ research is showcased through annual symposiums and presentations, a reflection of the pride we take in their many accomplishments and the central role of collaborative scientific inquiry in nursing at Montefiore.
Montefiore’s Annual Nursing Research Symposium displays the best of our nursing scholars and their most recent endeavors, including recent studies on:
- Improving stroke education for patients and families.
- Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
- Evaluating the benefits and outcomes of induced hypothermia on post-cardiac arrest patients.