The synthesis of qualitative research and evidence-based nursing.
Evidence-based nursing is central to nursing practice
Primary Areas of Faculty Research:Primary Areas of Faculty Research: placement, recruitment and retention of advanced practice nurses; emergency preparedness from a population health perspective; evidence-based nursing education, curriculum development and design; assessment and evaluation of student performance, recruitment and retention of nursing faculty and administrators, and academic leadership; improving outcomes in trauma care; obesity, PCORI, and community engaged research; migrant childhood health; lactation assessment and education; transitional care; advanced practice nurses’ work environments, their interface among rural and underserved populations, and their impact on health care outcomes; adolescent resilience and violence prevention, qualitative methods; advanced illness care; advanced care planning; spirituality in heart failure; ageism; health coaching; qualitative and mixed methods.
The role of qualitative research within an evidence-based ..
Some view research as falling into a hierarchy with the highest level of the strength of research being systematic reviews and meta-analyses. From this perspective, the next levels of evidence from highest to lowest are: RCT; quasi-experimental studies; case-control and cohort studies; pre-experimental group studies; surveys; and qualitative studies (McNeece & Thyer, 2004). A number of organizations have attempted to develop objective evidence grading systems to rate the strength of evidence for interventions. For example, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare () has developed a detailed six-level system. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has convened a multidisciplinary roundtable on evidence-based medicine that is exploring multiple issues including examination of the lack of consistency in assessing the strength of evidence regarding what works . For more information, visit .