Project Information

Building a Culture of Inquiry: Nursing and Clinical Research

Project Description: Research is an essential factor for advancing nursing and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. Throughout the last 12 years, several nurses have served as principal investigators through either unit- or department-based research initiatives and research fellowship. However, variation in processes and missed communication opportunities illustrate the importance of optimizing the environment to conduct nursing inquiry. As such, the nurse research council (NRC) members and advisors will distribute surveys, conduct interviews and focus groups to learn the facilitators and barriers to conducting and disseminating nursing research within UF Health Shands-Gainesville. Findings from this project will be combined with the results of the nursing education needs assessment and research study to inform NRC members about new and innovating approaches to advancing nursing science at UF Health.

QPI: Jeanette, Green, (

Collaborators: Candace, Rouse, (; (; Laurie, Duckworth, (; Deena, Schuman, (


UF Health Big Aims: Transform our Culture None

MeSH Keywords: shared governance, nursing practice, professional growth