The Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) Center for Research and Evidence Based Practice is a collaborative research center focused on the optimization of health outcomes for patients, their families and the community. The Center will provide a physical space and resources to support the integration of the ongoing collaboration between the TMH staff, the faculty of the Florida State University College of Nursing (CON) and collaborators from other university units.
1. Collaborate with the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare nursing staff in their efforts to improve nursing practice.
- Increase the number of nursing research projects throughout TMH.
- Increase the number of publications in refereed journals by TMH nursing staff.
- Increase the number of joint publications in refereed journals by TMH nursing staff co-authoring with CON faculty.
- Increase the number of research grant applications that include a team composition from TMH, the College of Nursing, and other university units.
2. Promote interdisciplinary collaborative research efforts to institute best practices in healthcare based on evidence.
- Increase the number of research projects that include team members from TMH, the CON and other FSU units.
- Increase the number of publications that include team members from TMH, the CON and other FSU units.
- Increase the number of grant applications that include team members from TMH, the CON and other FSU units.
3. Enhance undergraduate, masters and doctoral level student learning with regards to evidence based practice and nursing research
- Increase the number of undergraduate and graduate students working on collaborative projects with TMH staff and faculty across the campus.
- Increase the number of student publications that arise from collaborative work with TMH staff and faculty from units across the FSU campus.
- Increase undergraduate and graduate student participation in funded research projects that involve collaboration with TMH and/or other university units.
The center provides assistance to researchers within the College of Nursing and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for the purpose of structuring high quality research projects using up to date methods and approaches.
There is a dedicate physical space for our TMH colleagues to perform research activities such as literature searches, using the vast array of available resources available through the university libraries. Additionally, there are dedicated office spaces, information technology and printing resources for staff members. A conference center that is appropriate for meetings of individuals collaborating on various projects is available upon scheduling.
We offer on-site collaboration at the center, or through the efforts of Dr. Marsha Hartline (email@example.com) at TMH. Dr. Glenna Schluck is one the Research Center's staff and responsible for statistical consultation to researchers and students related to their research projects.
In addition, we offer assistance to graduate and undergraduate students interested in participating in research projects at both TMH and with the FSU faculty.