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Baystate Nursing (Shared Governance and Magnet): Research

This libguide will provide you with the overview of our nursing shared governance structure and link you to individual council pages. For additional information about any of these topics or the content contained within, please contact us at x42496.

Current events

2019 NRIIC Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday 2:30-3:20pm
Chicopee-Agawam Room

September 4th
October 2nd

November 7th
December 4th 

NRIIC Nurse Research Scientist

Dr. Paulette Seymour-Route PhD, RN

Dr Seymoure-Route is Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has served in numerous other leadership roles, including past president of the Organization of Nurse Leaders MA/RI and Chief Nursing Officer of UMass Medical Center.

EBP Beginning Steps Series

The NRIIC presents:

Evidence-Based Practice Beginning Steps Series, a four part educational series

Part I: Introduction to EBP, Nursing Research & Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry

Part II: Asking Clinical Questions;The Researchable Question

Part III: Search for Best Evidence; Finding the Evidence 

Part IV: Critically Appraise the Evidence; Critiquing the Evidence 

       The twelve part EBP series articles featured in AJN from Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, Stillwell & Williamson are included below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Nursing Research Inquiry & Innovations Council (NRIIC) Mission

The Nursing Research, Innovation, and Improvements Council (NRIIC) fosters the development of evidence-based research at BMC by promoting education regarding the research process, allocating appropriate resources, collaborating to identify contemporary practice issues for study and ensuring the protection of human subjects. They develop, implement and monitor ongoing research and recommend best practices to improve patient outcomes based on nursing research findings.

In support of  research and EBP,  Baystate Medical Center nurses utilize the IOWA model to introduce evidence into nursing practice. The IOWA model focuses on considering triggers and priority to the organization, determining the level of evidence available, and deciding if change is appropriate or if more evidence (research) may be needed.

In an effort to promote and support nursing practice inquiry and subsequent projects, please complete the RN Project Tracking form. This form is intended to capture the clinical practice innovations and improvements initiated and conducted by APN's, Staff RN's, Nurse Residents and all Nursing Program students. Please use this link to document your question and project:

Art of Innovation

The 2018 Art of Innovation Campaign for Nurses. Do you have a burning clinical question? 

Refer to the following resources to begin your project:

The EBP Beginning Steps Series, the Health Science Library - Resources for Nurses link  provides an overview of library resources, search tips, writing/publishing, hierarchy of evidence and other useful information.  Click Here: Nursing Website: 2018 AOI page

Web Links

Advanced Nursing Research Series

2017 Video lecture series

Director of Professional Practice, Nursing Research & Quality Melissa Tuomi, PhD, RN

NRIIC Co-Chairs: Alyson Wrisley, PhD, RN; Karin Patingre, MSN, RN

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