UC Davis Health supports a culture of clinical inquiry. Nurses are encouraged to identify questions arising from their clinical practice. The Center for Nursing Science in collaboration with the Blaisdell Medical Library provide support to nurses in identifying existing evidence in the literature. If evidence is found, nurses might apply that in their unit via a mentored Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) project. If a search yields insufficient evidence to support such a project, the UC Davis nurse may develop and implement a research study to answer that question. Doctorally prepared clinical nurse scientists mentor clinical nurses in the conduct of research at the bedside. This mentorship includes helping the clinical nurses develop scholarly presentations and publications.

Fellow Spotlight

Our Fellows were recently highlighted in UCD Nurse