The work of nurses is essential for effective, efficient and quality healthcare. Nurses have high patient visibility and communicate regularly with Akron Children's interdisciplinary staff and administrative team. Trained to make detailed observations, nurses can be exceptional researchers.
At Akron Children's Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, our commitment to nursing research creates opportunities to improve family-centered care through advances in nursing clinical practice, administration, and education.
The breadth and scope of nursing science are wide-ranging, encompassing topics from patient care and safety to nursing productivity. By evaluating promising new patient care strategies and methods, nursing research contributes to compassionate care — easing the emotional burden of children and families coping with serious, sometimes painful, life-threatening medical conditions.
Our pursuit of nursing excellence through research also generates “best practice” patient care models to enhance the practice of nursing nationally.
In 2007, Akron Children’s Hospital earned the prestigious Magnet Recognition Status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Research is a vital component of the extensive, rigorous evaluation process. Likewise, research is an essential component of the hospital’s philosophy and objectives of nursing services and the Nursing Professional Practice Model.
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