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Welcome to the Nursing Research Center

Welcome to the Huntington Hospital Nursing Research Center

Introduction to the Nursing Research Center

Welcome to Huntington Hospital’s Nursing Research Center website.  These pages were developed by the members of the EBP/Nursing Research Council. As an ANCC Magnet® designated hospital, we are focused on advancing a culture of scientific inquiry where the use of evidence and nursing research are essential components of nursing excellence.  Fostering a culture of inquiry involves encouraging questions, examining published reports and findings, and applying resources to advance care delivery through research. Building inquiry skills means pursuing research evidence and best practices to improve care delivery; participating in nursing research to systematically solve problems and use findings to inform others; identifying clinical questions to conduct practice-based research; and using new knowledge and innovation to advance nursing excellence.

The Nursing Research Center contains information and resources to support scientific inquiry and to guide the process of determining the need to conduct research or to translate research findings into practice using the framework adopted by the council, the Iowa Model. As such, the Nursing Research Center supports the vision for the Nursing Research program at Huntington Hospital:

Research and evidence are part of nurses’ routine practice to inform decisions about patient care and care delivery systems; Our practice environment encourages inquiry which means the search for best practices and involvement in research by RNs providing care.

The purpose of the Nursing Research Center is to house resources, demonstrate progress, and be a vehicle that inspires learning. On behalf of the Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council, I invite you to explore and enjoy using the Nursing Research Center.

Dr. Linda Searle-Leach

Linda Searle-Leach, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Research and Innovation

Announcing a Distinguished Nursing Research Series For 2021

To continue to advance our knowledge and involvement in the evidence about important topics in care delivery and nursing practice, I am pleased to announce the second Distinguished Nursing Research series event being held on October 27th, 2021. This virtual session will feature information on the role of nursing in health equity. The speaker is Pamela Weatherspoon, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Huntington Hospital. Pamela has expertise in this field and experience in providing programs diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies in healthcare organizations.

Distinguished Research presentations will take the place of our annual nursing research conference this year. We were not able to gather at the California Endowment Center on March 11th as we had planned to do for the 4th Annual Nursing Research Conference in 2021. As an alternative, we can provide content that could have been included as conference presentations in a different way.

The distinguished research series is planned to be a virtual session for up to 2 hours. The goal is to create a conducive learning environment for those interested in the topic rather than one whole day of activities. Contact hours can be awarded for RNs if an evaluation form is completed by going to NetLearning from the class called Distinguished Nursing Research series.

I want to thank you for all your interest in the Nursing Research Conference and nursing research at Huntington Hospital. That is a positive milestone along our nursing journey of being a culture of inquiry.

And thank you for your exceptional service during the CoVid crisis.