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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

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Meet the RIIG Leadership

Chair

Élise Arsenault Knudsen, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
CNS for Research & Evidence-Based Practice, University of Wisconsin Health
arsenaultknu@wisc.edu

Chair-Elect

Past Chair

Mary Heitschmidt, PhD, APRN, CCRN-K
Director of Clinical Research, Rush University Medical Center
mary_g_heitschmidt@rush.edu

Grant Representative

 

2021-2022 RIIG Awards

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

Please be sure to visit the RIIG Award submission site to nominate a fellow RIIG member today.

Opens:  October 7, 2021
Closes:  December 3, 2021

If the above link does not load quickly, you can access the RIIG Award Nomination site by accessing the main MNRS conference submission site: https://mnrs.societyconference.com/?conf_id=10006&m=user&h=home

  • Login using your email address and personal password.
  • Click on the Submissions box.
  • Access My Dashboard
  • Submit RIG Award

If you continue to have issues, please be sure to call the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or email info@mnrs.org

 

RIIG  Member Publications

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

  • 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

RIIG  Publication Opportunity

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN is an MNRS member and member of the Research thru Academic-partnerships RIIG. She is serving as guest editor for the Journal of Clinical Nursing for a special issue highlighting academic- clinical partnerships. Do you have a paper that you would like to submit for publication? (The deadline is two months). If so, please submit it!

For more information, please the link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/images/CFP.Clinical%20Academic%20Nursing%20Careers-1575470555693.pdf


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
Megan Foradori, RN, MSN

Megan Foradori, RN, MSN is a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Megan worked as a student research assistant on a partnership project between CVS minute clinic and Case Western Reserve University which earned our RIIG’s Outstanding Partnership Award in 2021.

My current area of research is the early identification and treatment of babies and toddlers with developmental delays.  My dissertation work is a secondary analysis of data from the National Survey of Children’s Health, using data science methodologies to find patterns of delay identification, provider referral, and utilization of services in young children nationally.

“I’m excited to join this RIIG, as I’m currently working with Mary Dolansky (CWRU) and Anne Pohnert (CVS Minute Clinic) and their team on a John A. Hartford grant, implementing Age-Friendly Care into Minute Clinics nationwide.  It’s been an incredible experience for me to be on the evaluation team for this effort, and I hope the RIIG will help me build skills in academic-clinical partnerships so I can add value to this important work!

MNRS has been a tremendous support in building a regional network of nurse researchers as I prepare for my own entrance to the professional world. As a member of MNRS’s Emerging Scholars Network board, I have met and learned from many budding and novice nurse researchers. As a returning member of the Pediatric RIIG, I’ve made important connections with others interested in my topic, including a partnership with Karen Burkett in Cincinnati, OH, who works with her local Head Start, and we’ve enjoyed the chance to work together on data they share.  No nurse is an island – and I feel so fortunate to have a long list of MNRS ‘phone-a-friends’ when needs and opportunities arise!

I’ve had the good fortune to have incredible nurse scientist mentors in my career, and my ultimate professional goal is to pay that forward.  My dream would be to use the skills I am building to mentor nurse-led teams in their own research/EBP implementation projects in a hospital setting or to teach research to undergrad or graduate nursing students.  I’m a big believer in the power of research and EBP to drive top-notch patient care, and it would be so fulfilling to inspire and coach other nurses to bring their good ideas to life.”