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Nursing Practice Research Council (NPRC)


Council Meetings:

Date: 1st Wednesday
Time & Location: Varies;
contact Pamela Miller

Kandace Whiting
Co-Chair: Pattie Jakel



NPRC Study Review Information, Application & Consultation   

Congratulations to the 2016 UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Research Scientist of the Year, Jillian Kenney, BSN, RN, OCN, CNII, Oncology!



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View the Summer/Fall 2016 Edition of The Investigator newsletter

The Investigator is a quarterly newsletter published by the Nursing Practice Research Council to highlight the exceptional contributions of our nurses in leading-edge research and evidence-based practice.

Earlier editions of "The Investigator" may be found here.

NPRC Event Videos


Dedicated to Bridging Research and Practice  

The Nursing Practice Research Council (NPRC) supports, encourages, and facilitates nurses' participation in research activities (utilization and conduct) so that optimum patient outcomes are achieved. The NPRC functions under an operational strategic plan that promotes system-wide, multi-disciplinary, research-based practice

Our Philosophy

We believe that research should guide our clinical nursing practice, and that our clinical nursing practice should generate the questions and direction for research.

Our Vision

As a national leader among academic healthcare centers, it is the vision of the NPRC to develop and support innovations that heal humankind through the application of evidence-based knowledge to clinical practice.

Our Mission

The mission of the Nursing Practice Research Council is to increase the scientific foundation of practice by research conduct and utilization activities in acute and critical care nursing through five areas of work:

Research Development - Provides consultation in the design, implementation, analysis, and publication of nursing research

Research Utilization - Supports efforts to identify and integrate clinical research findings that are sufficient and appropriate to apply nursing practice

Research Education - Develops workshops, seminars and conferences on the generation and utilization of research and evidence-based practice

Research Dissemination - Provides structures and processes for the dissemination of research and other levels of evidence

Research Infrastructure - Establish mechanisms for clinical feedback loops to support researchers

NPRC Brochure - About the NPRC

NPRC 2015/16
Left to Right (back): Karyn Greenstone, Pamela Miller, PhD, RN, ACNP, CNS (sponsor); Pattie Jakel, MN, RN, AOCN (Co-Chair); Rose Healy RN, MS; Jillian Kenney, BSN, RN, OCN; Pamela Nye, MS, RN, SCCM; Brenda Hardin-Wike, MSN, CCRN, CCNS; Sangyoung Yu-Choi, MSN, RN; Nicole Antonville, MSN, CCRN; Rolanda Florence, BA, BSN, RN; Margaret Moore, BSN, RN, SCCM; Inese Verzemnieks, RN, PhD, CNL; Valentina Obreja, BSN, RN, PHN, CCRN;  (front):  Jane Hikichi, BSN, RN; Lee Galuska, PhD, RN, NE-BC;. Not pictured: Anthony Chan, MSN, RN; Kandace Kelly, DNP, RN-BC (Chair); Norma McNair, PhD, RN; Margaret Moore, BSN, RN, SCCM; Isabell Purdy, PhD, NP; Rebecca Lash, PhD, RN; Loretta So, MSN, RN, CGRN; Jennifer Zanotti, MS, RN, CEN, CCRN, CPEN. 

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