Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research

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Nancy Wells, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Director, Nursing Research

Vicki Sandlin, MSN, RN, CCRP
Nursing Research Consultant


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Welcome to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research website.  Nursing Research is one of the primary missions of Vanderbilt University (VU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). The Nursing Research department supports nurses' involvement in the use, generation, and dissemination of knowledge to advance nursing practice and patient care.  The Nursing Research department is staffed by VUMC's director of nursing research, a research nurse specialist, and a program coordinator.

Services provided by the Nursing Research department:

  • 1 on 1 consultations
  • Education on the research process, evidence-based practice, and dissemination
  • Mentoring nurses at all levels in scholarly activities

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