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From right, Penn Nursing faculty, Dr. Linda Hatfield and Dr. Linda Aiken with Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) nurse research scholars, Frank Visco and Ann Marie Sanders, and PAH CNO Mary Del Guidice (far left)From right, Penn Nursing faculty, Dr. Linda Hatfield and Dr. Linda Aiken with Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) nurse research scholars, Frank Visco and Ann Marie Sanders, and PAH CNO Mary Del Guidice (far left)

The Nurse Research Scholarship program is an 18-month research skill development curriculum designed to provide clinical nurses from the Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center an opportunity to enhance their learning and understanding of the research process and participate in nursing research.

Program Objectives

 
  • Scholars will conduct guided work and receive education, mentoring, and support from the Director of Education and Nursing Research.

  • In addition, scholars will join a productive research team at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

  • Scholars will conduct one research project from the potential priority areas for the duration of the appointment.

  • Research scholars will have the opportunity to disseminate results through a joint authored publication and/or the presentation relevant to patient care outcomes delivered at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital or a national conference.

Dr. Margo Brooks Carthon kicks off 2016 PPMC nurse research program with CHOPR team and PPMC scholars, Lawrence Davis and Taylor HedgelandDr. Margo Brooks Carthon kicks off 2016 PPMC nurse research program with CHOPR team and PPMC scholars, Lawrence Davis and Taylor Hedgeland

 

 Program Goals

  • Integrate research and EBP processes into clinical practice through development and demonstration of research–related skills;

  • Identify and utilize research support services available within the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System; and

  • Foster professional growth and development of nurses at all levels at PPMC and PAH through the acquisition of research and EBP skills.

Kerry Gamble, RN, receives word she was selected to train at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research as part of the PPMC CohortKerry Gamble, RN, receives word she was selected to train at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research as part of the PPMC Cohort

PPMC Nurse Leaders with Helyn Rothwell, CHOPR Nurse Research Scholar on the day she received confirmation of her acceptance into the program.PPMC Nurse Leaders with Helyn Rothwell, CHOPR Nurse Research Scholar on the day she received confirmation of her acceptance into the program.

By observing and working with an established research team at CHOPR Nurse Research Scholars work towards achieving competencies in nursing science.

Papers and Presentations

Increasing Research Capacity in a Safety
Net Setting Through an Academic
Clinical Partnership

Authors: J. Margo Brooks Carthon, Sarah Holland, Kerry Gamble, Helyn Rothwell, Darcy Pancir, Jim Ballinghoff, Linda Aiken

The Journal of Nursing Administration (2017)

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“They’re on the Fast Track,” Older Blacks Describe Experiences of Nursing Care Quality During Hospitalization 

Authors: J. Margo Brooks Carthon, Jessica Rearden, Darcy Pancir, Kerry Gamble, Helyn Rothwell

Clinical Nursing Research (2016)

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PAH Scholars and nurse colleagues following a briefing with the senior leadership team, including hospital CEO Dr. Michael Buckley (far right).PAH Scholars and nurse colleagues following a briefing with the senior leadership team, including hospital CEO Dr. Michael Buckley (far right).


Higher Quality of Care, Patient Safety, and Patient Satisfaction Associated with Higher Staff Engagement

Authors: Hayley Germack, Linda Hatfield, Sharon Kelly, Patricia Maguire, Andrew Dierkes, Mary Del Guidice, Linda Aiken.

Organizational Behavior, AcademyHealth2016


Higher Quality of Care and Patient Safety Associated with Better NICU Work Environments

Authors: Eileen Lake, Sunny G. Hallowell, Ann Kutney Lee, Linda A. Hatfield, Mary DelGuidice, Lauren N. Ellis, L. Verica, Linda H. Aiken.

 Journal of Nursing Care Quality (2016)

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