Nursing research at Barnes-Jewish
Barnes-Jewish Hospital maintains a robust nursing research division in its support of evidence-based practice.
In addition to the research directed by the division’s staff, the division supports a myriad of other projects each year conducted by the nursing staff. An example of that support is a 30-week Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program, which is open to the hospital’s nursing and allied health professionals.
The fellowship It is a platform for staff to pursue knowledge, skills or attitudes that will tangibly improve the care and experience of patients, families, and BJH team members. It provides for paid time and a budget for supplies to conduct a research study or project.
The majority of this research is presented at the hospital’s annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference.
The quality and focus of our research and evidence-based practice efforts are what makes us a Magnet designated nursing program and supports excellence in allied health services.
Supporting new nurses
Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers a Nurse Residency Program to provide new graduates the type of support needed to successfully transition from student nurse to competent and confident professional. In their first year of employment, all newly graduated nurse participate in this program. This 12-month evidence-based program, developed by the University HealthSystem Consortium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, bridges the gap between school and professional practice.
Supporting career growth
A Professional Development Program recognizes and rewards our nurses for their professional advancement and organizational commitment through validation of practice level and professional contributions. Successful applicants receive recognition through compensation and a specialized badge.
Nurturing future nurses
As an academic medical center, Barnes-Jewish hospital plays a vital role in educating the next generation of nurses. Through externships and shadowing opportunities, our nurses provide student nurses with the hands-on skills required to cultivate excellence in clinical care. In a typical year, Barnes-Jewish supports the education of more than 1,800 student nurses.