Nursing Research & Innovation

Nurses at the bedside are vital to innovation and scholarship in the science of nursing. The participation of nurses in research ensures the creation and implementation of the very best in evidence-based practice. With a focus on improving nursing care workflows and nurse-driven patient outcomes, nursing research support at UF Health Shands Hospital ensures that the nurses delivering care are also driving innovation.

Our Commitment to Nursing Research and Innovation

Nursing Research & Innovation Council

The Nursing Research & Innovation Council fosters the spirit of inquiry and innovation into clinical nursing practice. Members promote education on the research process, provide support for nurse researchers, and coordinate opportunities for research dissemination.

Nursing Research & Innovation Fellowship

This 18-month fellowship is designed to offer RN participants structured learning and mentored support to initiate and complete nursing research studies or innovation projects.

Nursing Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds is an educational opportunity for nurses to share clinical expertise, disseminate new evidence, and present best nursing practices system-wide through scholarly presentations.

Nursing Research & Innovation Conference

This annual conference provides nurses with the opportunity to disseminate nursing research and best practices to internal & external audiences. For more information about the most recent offering, visit the conference website.

Dissemination Opportunities

We are committed to supporting and encouraging dissemination of nursing research and have resources available to support nurses in abstract development and conference presentation.

Nursing Research Funding Opportunities

UF Health Shands Nursing is committed to building our nursing research infrastructure and establishing innovative research funding mechanisms, in partnership with the UF College of Nursing.