Clinical Nursing Research at CHOC
Research is the creation of new knowledge and/or the validation of existing knowledge through the use of systematic and rigorous methods (qualitative, quantitative/mixed). Nurses are ideally positioned to design, develop, and conduct research on patient and caregiver interventions, protocols and processes.
Nursing Research and Innovation Council (NRIC)
The purpose of this shared governance council is to promote the integration of evidence-based practice (EBP), research, and innovation into practice, and facilitate nurse involvement in related activities across the organization. NRIC supports professional governance councils through innovation, evidence-based practice, and clinical research initiatives. Our mission is to engage nurses in these activities and sustain a culture of inquiry that improves patient outcomes at CHOC.
CHOC employs two full-time doctoral-prepared nurse scientists funded, in part, by a grant from West Coast University, who function to develop and maintain a supportive infrastructure; acquire necessary resources, and mentor nurses on project formation, execution, and outcome dissemination.
Nursing Research and Innovation is fortunate to have access to a biostatistician who provides consultation on data analysis and contributes to the design, execution, and reporting of research studies in collaboration with clinicians and scientists.