NYU Langone Medical Center is committed to fostering a culture that supports scholarly inquiry and the use of evidence-based practice to improve patient care. Nursing Research at NYU Langone Medical Center is based on a philosophy that values and promotes quality patient care via excellence in clinical practice, research, and data-based decision making. As a Magnet hospital we are committed to support and integrate research and evidence-based practice activities into the quality and outcomes management initiatives. Supporting and conducting research is an integral component of the departments of nursing at NYULMC.
Consistent with values that fuel the forces of magnetism, the Nursing Research Council guides nursing staff to use an evidence-based approach to improve patient care through critically appraising and applying research findings, evaluating practice and /or conducting research to improve care to patients. The Nursing Research Council provides a structure for all nurses interested and engaged in the research process to gain exposure and experience through mentoring of such skills as problem identification, computer searches, critical appraisal of the literature, research design and proposal development, the Institutional Review Board approval process, data collection, management, and analysis, presentation of results, submission of abstracts, proposals, and publications. Chaired by the Director of Nursing Research, the Council promotes an interest in research and evidence-based nursing practice to improve patient outcomes, via monthly meetings, individual consultation, research forums, written and electronic communications, collaborative projects. The Research Council identifies, evaluates and recommends nursing research projects for study at NYULMC through communication with Nursing Quality & Performance Improvement (Q&PI) and other Nursing Councils.
The Research Council also nurtures and supports publication and presentation of research studies and evidence-based practice projects in pertinent forums. NYU Langone Medical Center sponsors an annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference that provides a forum to showcases projects initiated by staff and other investigators including faculty and students from NYU and other local colleges and universities.
The Margaret L. McClure Visiting Nurse Scholar Program awards a fellowship each year to a Visiting Nurse Scholar in support of consultation with nursing staff for the purpose of stimulating clinical inquiry to enhance nursing practice. This individual also serves as the keynote speaker for the annual research conference.
The NYU Langone Medical Center has a long history of collaboration and clinical partnerships with the New York University College of Nursing. These efforts help to create a practice environment that promotes clinical scholarship that is mutually beneficial for students, faculty, staff, and patients. Ongoing projects advance the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.