transparency

Search Results

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nursing Research (KP-NCNR)

Nursing research synthesizes nursing care, practice, and science in the pursuit of better patient outcomes and world-class evidence-based care. Use this site to learn more, get involved, and stay in touch with nursing research and program/quality improvement initiatives in your area and beyond.


KP NCNR: Who We Are

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nursing Research (KP-NCNR) advances the visibility and value of nursing research to help achieve higher patient care standards through evidence-based practice.

KP-NCNR Students Research Page

Nursing Students: How to use Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nursing Research (KP-NCNR) to help with your research project

The KPNC Institutional Review Board

Welcome to this informational page about the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Research Self-Study Educational Series

The purpose of this educational series is to assist nurses to be consumers of nursing research, to evaluate the adequacy of research findings in terms of its scientific merit, and to consider its potential for utilization in evidence-based nursing practice.Nursing research synthesizes nursing care, practice, and science in the pursuit of better patient outcomes and world-class evidence-based care. Use this site to learn more, get involved, and stay in touch with nursing research and program/quality improvement initiatives in your area and beyond.

Message from the Director

Photo: Gretchen Summer

Gretchen Summer, RN, PhD

In Touch

  • Follow @ncnr1
  • Click here to subscribe to the NCNR e-Newsletter.
  • Contact us

Events

2017 - Click here



Research Community

RN Journal Clubs

 

What's happening with Nurse Journal Clubs and how you can join.


Research Resources

Starting a Research Project

Nursing research examines the relevance and effectiveness of established approaches to patient care and health promotion. NCNR is here to assist all nurses, regardless of position or level of experience, to identify patient-care challenges and examine clinically relevant solutions.

Click here

Resources for Researchers

NCNR provides this directory of resources for investigators of nursing research. Funded by the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Program, NCNR also offers qualified investigators financial assistance, such as conference fees and travel expenses, for abstracts accepted as poster or oral presentations.

Click here

Students' Research Page

NCNR welcomes and encourages nursing research activity at Kaiser Permanente. Whether or not you are a Kaiser Permanente employee, NCNR can be an important resource to help you successfully negotiate the research proposal process in completing your investigative research and/or fulfilling your degree requirements.

Click here


The Institutional Review Board

The KPNC IRB reviews, approves and monitors all biomedical and behavioral research involving humans, including KP employees, at KPNC.

The IRB and NCNR also work closely with Dr. Carmen Adams, Strategic Leader, Quality, at the NCAL Regional Quality, Accreditation, Regulation and Licensing Department to assess requests for non-research quality improvement (QI) projects.

As a first step, it is critically important to determine if your project qualifies as research or QI before you begin. The approval process for each is very different.

Click here

Translational Research

For many nursing professionals, translational research drives their interest in launching new investigations. Once research and analysis have been completed with required scientific rigor, there is an added professional reward when this new knowledge "translates" into evidence-based practice that improves patient experience and/or outcomes.

Click here


Nursing Research Studies

"The application of research in the clinical setting takes nursing to the next level. Using evidence to validate and improve the care we provide to clients is at the heart of nursing professionalism. Nurses have long been revered as trusted professionals who are skilled in the art of caring, but I feel that caring also requires a strong scientific knowledge base, a spirit of inquiry, and a passion for problem solving. "

- Rebecca L. Taylor-Ford

KP Nursing Publications Database (2014 to present) coming soon!

Evidence-Based Practice

What is the difference between Research and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
The purpose of research questions are to generate new knowledge.
The purpose of EBP questions are to make decisions about patient care.

What is EBP?
EBP is a problem-solving approach that integrates the best evidence from well-designed research studies with a clinician's expertise and patient preferences and values (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2005; Sackett, Strauss, Richardson, Rosenberg & Haynes, 2000).

For tools to critique the literature and/or rate the level of strength of the evidence in the literature, click on the following links:


Research Self-Study Educational Series

Nurses are developing the scientific body of knowledge relating to nursing practice. While not all nurses are interested in conducting a research project of their own, all nurses are expected to read, understand and critically appraise research reports as part of professional practice. In addition, nurses are expected to utilize the results of scientific studies to improve patient care. The purpose of this educational series is to assist nurses to be consumers of nursing research, to evaluate the adequacy of research findings in terms of its scientific merit, and to consider its potential for utilization in evidence-based nursing practice.

Click here

Caring Science

"Caring Science" was developed as a theory by eminent nurse leader and researcher Dr. Jean Watson. In 2005, Kaiser Permanente leadership began to integrate the model of Caring Science into its understanding of nursing practice and as an empathic framework to guide and define all patient-clinician relationships.

Click here