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Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships

Purpose

The purpose of the Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG is to build regional collaboratives and MNRS resources that will facilitate the start-up, conduct, translation and dissemination of nursing research and evidence-based practices (EBP).

Who Should Join?

MNRS members interested in examining ways to promote partnerships between academic schools/colleges of nursing and clinical partners.

RIIG Communication

Groupsite Community Networking Platform: https://mnrs.groupsite.com/

Meet the RIIG Leadership

Chair

Karen Hayter, PhD
Nursing Research Scientist, Gundersen Health System
klhayter@gundersenhealth.org

Chair-Elect

Nicole Bohr, PhD, RN
Manager, Nursing Research, University of Chicago Medicine
nicole.pierce@uchospitals.edu

Past Chair

Élise Arsenault Knudsen, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Nurse Scientist, University of Wisconsin Health - Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
earsenaultknudsen@uwhealth.org

Grant Representative

TBD 

2021-2022 RIIG Award - This Award Was Not Given This Year.

The Research Thru Academic-Clinical Partnership RIIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to all MNRS membership:

Nominations are now closed and award recipients will be announced at the 2022 Annual Research Conference outside the Chicago area in Schaumburg, IL. If you have questions regarding the RIIG Awards, please be sure to email the RIIG Chair or contact the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or info@mnrs.org

RIIG  Member Publications

Please be sure to see the recent manuscript published in the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA).

Clin-Academic Partnerships research_JCN_Jan 2022_print

  • Albert, N. M., Chipps, E., Falkenberg Olson, A. C., Hand, L. L., Harmon, M., Heitschmidt, M. G., . . . Wood, T. (2019). Fostering academic-clinical research partnerships. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(5), 234-241.     doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000744

* The full list of authors include:

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN, CCNA, NE-BC
Esther Chipps, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Ann C. Falkenberg Olson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Linda Liu Hand, PhD
Michelle Harmon, PhD, RN
Mary Heitschmidt, PhD, RN, APN, CCRN
Colleen J. Klein, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Cheryl Lefaiver, PhD, RN, CCRP
Teresa Wood, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Annual Goals

  1. Foster the initiation, implementation and dissemination of nursing research.
  2. Develop a discussion format for clinical/institutional and academic student DNP projects.
  3. Build or strengthen roles for nurse scientists.
  4. Facilitate: a) translation of EBP; b) mechanisms to sustain EBP into clinical/practice settings; c) dissemination and implementation science
  5. Assist MNRS to advance the “Future of Nursing” based on revised NAM reports research mission due out in 2021
  6. Enhance and maximize collaboration between academia and clinical nurse scientists; clinical/academic nurse scientists from multiple sites; nurse scientists with interdisciplinary healthcare providers/specialists and nurse scientists with corporate sponsors

Overall/Long Term Goals

  1. Foster the initiation, implementation and dissemination of nursing research.
  2. Develop a discussion format for clinical/institutional and academic student DNP projects.
  3. Build or strengthen roles for nurse scientists.
  4. Facilitate: a) translation of EBP; b) mechanisms to sustain EBP into clinical/practice settings; c) dissemination and implementation science
  5. Assist MNRS to advance the “Future of Nursing” based on revised NAM reports research mission due out in 2021
  6. Enhance and maximize collaboration between academia and clinical nurse scientists; clinical/academic nurse scientists from multiple sites; nurse scientists with interdisciplinary healthcare providers/specialists and nurse scientists with corporate sponsors.


RIIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you were unable to attend the past RIIG meetings, please CLICK HERE to read copies of the meeting minutes.

(Please note that you must sign in as an active MNRS member to access this link.)

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG, please explore the minutes from the past conference meetings:
Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG Annual Report from the 2021 Annual Research Conference
Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference

Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference
Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships RIIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference

Member in the Spotlight

This membership spotlight is to highlight our incoming RIIG Chair, Dr. Karen Hayter, PhD, RN.

 

Dr. Hayter completed her BSN at Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI; MS at University of Wisconsin - Madison in Nursing Education; and earned her PhD at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Hayter currently serves in the role of Nursing Research Scientist at Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, WI and as Associate Faculty at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI. While she has experience teaching DNP courses in the past, she is now a project advisor for DNP students.

 

What is your current program of research or focus of your work?

“As the Nurse Scientist, I work with a great variety of topics, depending on the organizational needs. I have completed research related to Caring Science, pediatric immunizations, program evaluation, currently conducting a couple of studies on Social Determinant of Health, developing a study on dignity in palliative care, and anything else with interdisciplinary collaborations or the Department of Nursing. All levels of student nursing projects go through my office for vetting and assistance with IRB approval and I am a member of the Research Committee and IRB at my organization.  Furthermore, I work on the integration of an evidence-based practice model in our organization. My personal passion is working with new nurses, staff, and students to support continuing their education. I also serve as the co-chair of Nursing Research on the Green, which has been an annual event since 2002.”

Why have you chosen to be part of (and/or continue to be) this RTACP RIIG?

“Several years ago, Dr. Ann Falkenberg Olson encouraged me to join MNRS. I chose RTACP RIIG due to my interest in research, working with students, and facilitating student  projects. The level of professional accomplishments in this RIIG is phenomenal! Being able to connect with RIIG members at conferences has been very rewarding.”

How has MNRS influenced or supported your work? Or professional growth?

“MNRS provided insightful feedback when applying for a grant and has accepted my work for poster sessions. MNRS has been a great way for connecting with other scientists and colleagues who have great success and allowed me to learn and grow.”

What is your professional dream?

“I am a ‘later in life’ PhD but would like to continue to conduct research in my organization, publish, and hope to reinstate work related to my dissertation topic – “Work Readiness in Newly Graduated Nurses.” In the next few years would like to be a leader through MNRS. At my organization, see the full implementation of an evidence-based practice model and develop mentors for staff nurses to identify and complete EBP projects. At my organization, develop a common site for organizational wide research, EBP projects, student projects, list of mentors for each, and all related resources/links.”