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Our goal is to contribute to making Nursing care at RCH great. We do this through supporting nurses to engage in meaningful evidence-based practice ranging from the use of clinical guidelines through to higher degree study (Masters and PhDs). We recognise that to achieve our goal, we must develop an effective nursing workforce. We employ several strategies to support nurses to develop their competence to access, critique and incorporate evidence into practice. Where there is a gap in evidence, we support nurses to generate new evidence through research.
We believe the proximity of nurses to patient and families makes us ideally positioned to identify clinical questions from practice, which if answered, could contribute to improvements in patient experience, clinical care or treatment outcomes. The Nursing Research team supports our nurses to turn those questions from clinical practice into research questions and then develop appropriate research approaches to find the answers. Importantly, the proximity of nurses to patients and families means that once the answers to clinical questions are found, nurses are ideally placed to support the translation of research findings back into clinical practice.
Our core endeavours that enable us to realise our goal include