A new partnership between the UCLA School of Nursing and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will bring together nurses working in clinical practice, education and research to improve the health and well-being of children while advancing
There are so many opportunities with this collaboration that will advance nursing practice by bridging clinical practice and research, Lyder noted. We believe that countless patients will benefit from the answers to questions that nurses are uniquely qualified to ask, he said in the release.
Under the memorandum signed on July 10, both institutions will encourage the development of a variety of collaborative initiatives, including:
– Create and implement an institutional nursing research department at the Children’s Hospital campus to support nurses in designing research, analyzing data and presenting findings.
– Teach the next generation of pediatric nurses, including enhancing the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the UCLA School of Nursing through joint education efforts.
– Exchange of scholarly information and materials to keep clinicians and researchers abreast of the latest findings and best practices.
– Attend scholarly and technical meetings and national and international conferences to showcase research results and find new ways to treat and prevent pediatric illnesses.
– Organize joint conferences, symposia and other scientific meetings on subjects of mutual interest.Mary Dee Hacker, RN
Research is a core element of our nursing and patient care mission at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said Mary Dee Hacker, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FAAN, the hospitals CNO and vice president for patient care services, in the release.
The development of the institutional nursing research department will provide the opportunity for frontline staff to get involved in clinical research, Lyder noted. We believe that countless patients will benefit from the answers to questions that nurses are uniquely qualified to ask, he said in the release.