At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the way we develop, enhance and evolve
nursing research is vital to the exceptional care we deliver. Nurses use
research to provide evidence-based care that promotes quality health outcomes
for individuals, families, communities and health care systems. Nurses
also use research to shape health policy in direct care, within an organization,
and at the local, state and federal levels.
We strengthen our research capacities by reinforcing internal structures,
and educational resources. The Inquiry Council and the Professional Nurse
Practice Council (PNPC) are avenues for nurses to integrate research and
best practice into our organization.
The Saint Barnabas Medical Center Library provides a vast array of peer-reviewed
evidence, tutorials and library services for every stage of our nurses’
The Inquiry Council provides oversight, mentoring, education and guidance
to nurses and students on Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice
and Research studies.