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Nursing-focused research, evidence-based and quality projects

Our Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) team, under our nurse researcher’s leadership, supports and leads Gundersen nurses, nursing students, and internal and external interdisciplinary teams conducting projects. By collaborating, we foster continual learning through critical thinking, persuasive advocacy and ethical decision-making to support cost-effective and high-quality patient care.

Our nursing researcher team aids protocol development, education, grant support, statistical analysis, manuscript/poster development and disseminating scholarly work. We use qualitative and quantitative data, or both, to discover innovative ideas, learning opportunities and areas to improve. We use technology to analyze the data we gather from interviews, focus groups, surveys and health records.

Through collaboration with healthcare professionals, we ensure that all aspects of patient care are considered before translating research into practice. 

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Support nursing-focused research

Generous gifts fund our projects, technology, research participant incentives and the Dahlberg Scholar, a published nurse researcher that educates nurses in their field of expertise and addresses current nursing issues. We cannot do this work without you. Our researchers depend on support from Gundersen Medical Foundation and donors like you to accelerate our progress and help us find answers.

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  • 28
    students offered project support by our team in 2 years
  • 19
    projects disseminated
  • 20
    years that we’ve supported community-based scholarly nursing projects and clinical practice innovation

Nurse researchers

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Nurse researcher

Serina Johnson, DNP, RN, PHN

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Clinical Research Coordinator - Nursing Research

Dawn Steffes

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We’re proud to support and present our nursing-focused research during the community-based Nursing Research on the Green and at healthcare conferences across the country. The events provide a space for nurses from all settings to share their research and innovation that changes patient care in their communities.

Improved Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Receiving 7+3 Induction By Using Protocolized Antifungal Prophylaxis in a Community Setting

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Eat, Sleep, Console Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Implementation Evaluation

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Supporting and Nurturing Development (SAND) Mentoring Program Evaluation

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program Evaluation - Cesarean Section

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Nurse Performance and Perceptions Related to Bedside Shift Report

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Focused Ambulatory Orientation: How We are Shaping Orientation for Our Future Nursing Staff

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Implementation of a Violence Risk Assessment Tool that Elicits Guided Interventions to Decrease the Numbers of Violent Events on the Medical Specialty Unit

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Fall Reduction in Long-Term Hospital Setting

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Implementation of the Van Walraven & Mussleman Surgical Site Infection Risk Score Tool – Evaluation

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Improving Obesity Care Using Screening and Checklist in a Rural Setting

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Improved Communication Through Interdisciplinary Rounding

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Standardizing the Process for Educating New Infusion Services Patients

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Screening for ADHD: Can screeners for insomnia, emotional regulation, or mind-wandering predict ADHD?

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Treatment of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Referral Errors and Delay in Treatment

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