Center Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the Center for Health and Nursing Research is to invite and support the collaboration of scholars, educators, students, and professionals to both discover and apply improvements in healthcare safety, delivery, and administration. This is supported by viewing healthcare as a system, where each part of the system may affect other, seemingly unconnected systems. Improvements in one area will cascade throughout the system to affect positive change in other systems. This systems perspective may also be supported through the implementation of High Reliability Organization (HRO) theory. HRO theory was developed through interdisciplinary research in fields including public safety, military, nuclear power, commercial aviation, and healthcare. Through collaboration, new discoveries may be integrated quickly into practice, which will serve to improve the rate of adoption and contribute to positive changes within the system. This will be evident in the improvements in patient care, satisfaction within the workplace, and lowered costs, while also improving responsiveness to regulatory requirements.
As part of an advanced community of scholars, affiliates review, dialog, and participate in a variety of activities aimed at promoting health research within the University and increasing access to scholarly publication and engagement. Affiliates have the opportunity to share writing and research through multiple platforms found on the Center site, such as research blogs, book reviews, research reviews, and SIG development.
Membership with the Center for Health and Nursing Research provides graduate and doctoral students, faculty, and alumni with critical access to resources for scholarship and research.
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