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Welcome to VCUHS Research and Evidence-Based Practice


Nursing research is essential for the continued
development of the scientific base of professional
nursing practice. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) Nursing is committed to the research mission of the Health System: "advancing the generation, dissemination and application
of biomedical research."

Focusing on nursing practice problems at the beside, the conduct of research promotes a climate of inquiry and contributes to improved professional nursing practice and patient outcomes at VCUHS.


Evidence-Based Nursing Practice:

Evidence-based nursing practice (EBNP) at VCUHS is guided by the Johns Hopkins Model for EBNP. The focus of that model is on a problem-solving approach to decision making, with integration of scientific and experiential evidence and incorporation of contextual forces such as internal and external influences on nursing practice.

The model encourages critical thinking in the judicious application of evidence to care situations, including individual patients and families, populations and systems (Newhouse, Dearholt, Poe, Pugh & White, 2005).
  Research Resources at VCU
  VCUHS Research Policies
  VCU School of Nursing
  Research-focused nursing organizations
EB Practice
  EB Resources


Contact us

Nursing Research Advisory Council Co-Chairs
Deborah Fisher

D. Patricia Gray
, RN, PhD


News and events

October 5, 2012
Conference: Steppingstones to Excellence in Wound Care

October 10, 2012
Conference: 6th Annual Pediatric & Neonatal Conference for Acute and Critical Care Nurses

November 16, 2012
Conference: 13th Annual Heart Matters




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