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Center for Nursing Research


Center for Nursing Research


The Center for Nursing Research conducts, assesses, and disseminates research that impacts the well-being and recovery of the healthcare workforce. The team includes professionals in nursing, mental health, and clinical research who undertake studies and design programs that reflect the professional and personal needs of healthcare staff as they provide care to our patients.  In addition to conducting research, quality improvement, program evaluation and other scholarly projects, the team offers guidance to AdventHealth nurses who are interested in conducting their own research projects to advance patient care, safety, and nursing as a profession.  

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Areas of Focus

  • Workforce mental and spiritual health
  • Care delivery research
  • Implementation science/Quality improvement

Meet the Team

Our Capabilities

The Center for Nursing Research has conducted program improvement projects and research studies to improve workforce mental health and well-being, specifically among nurses. Previous efforts include the Clinical Leader Series, a virtual mental well-being initiative developed for nurse leaders to provide education about mental health and to teach self-care skills during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we developed a psychoeducational group program called RISEĀ© (Resilience, Insight, Self-Compassion, Empowerment) to address the effects of high stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue. It has been tested in pilot studies and randomized controlled trials with registered nurses and nursing leaders. Future efforts will continue to heal and protect AdventHealth team members.

The Center for Nursing Research offers mentorship and guidance to nurse researchers, from novices to experts, through the process of conducting research at AdventHealth. Our skilled team of nurse scientists, researchers, biostatisticians, and coordinators can advise regarding study design and analysis, logistics, approvals, and dissemination of nurse-conducted research at AdventHealth. Through consultations, courses, and online resources, we provide an array of research support to nurses throughout the organization.