For 11 years, Montefiore Einstein nurses have come together for a daylong symposium to share their research and contribute to the science of improving healthcare delivery to diverse patient populations. The annual Nursing Research Symposium provides a forum for nurses and other healthcare professionals to share research, evidence-based practice and quality improvement findings and experiences.
Research by Montefiore Einstein Nurses Leads to Innovative, Evidence-Based Patient Care
Montefiore Einstein nurses make a difference every day by exemplifying the knowledge, skills and caring principles that make up the heart of nursing. Through their professional practice, they demonstrate quality nursing care to the individuals, families and community in which they serve.
Findings were delivered both at the podium and in poster presentations, giving attendees the opportunity to browse through research results during break times and hear their colleagues discuss the results of their research.
Research topics presented included:
- Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators of Minority Care During the First Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study Implementation of a Nurse-Initiated Approach to Improve the Frequency of Spontaneous Awakening Trials In an Intensive Care Unit
- Is the Buzzy® Buzz-Worthy?: A Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project to Decrease Needle-Related Pain
- Heart Failure Readmission, and Ambulatory Care Nurses’ Lived Experiences During COVID-19 While Serving Low-Income Communities
The abstracts of the research and quality improvement projects are compiled in the Nursing Research Symposium Journal.
Eminent nurse and healthcare economist, Dr. Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h), Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at the College of Nursing, Montana State University, was the event’s keynote speaker. Dr. Buerhaus is well known for his studies on the nursing and physician workforces in the United States. He has published nearly 170 peer-reviewed articles, with five publications designated as “classics” by the U.S. government Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Buerhaus spoke about the strength of the nursing workforce—the fact that nurses are better educated with more terminal degrees than in the past; nurses also maintain the highest level of trust from the public.
Being a nurse scientist in an academic medical center is a privilege like no other. To work among other scientists in a variety of fields and know that I represent the science of nursing and that my work with our nursing colleagues advances our professional practice gives me enormous pride.
Dr. Hopkins, and Mary Ellen Lindros, EdD, RN, Director, Professional Practice/Nursing Quality Officer, Montefiore Einstein, served as advisers for the event.
Special thanks go to committee members who made this event possible: Theresa Boland, DHEd, MS, RN-BC; Stephina Dansoh, BSN, RN; Dianne Gordon, EdD, RN; Janeen Hawkins, BSN, RN; Caroline Herrera, Administrative Assistant; Una Hopkins, DNP, RN, FNP-BC; Mintie Indar-Maraj, EdD, RN-BC; Arinola Makinde, DNP, RN-BC; Shiyon Mathew, MA, RN-BC; Pio G. Paunon, PhD, RN, FCCP, FHCQM; Sheigla Smalling, MLS, BA; Veronica K. Thompson, EdD, RN-BC, FNP; and Farley Villarente, MSN, FNP, RN, CCRN.