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Welcome to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research website. Nursing Research is one of the primary missions of Vanderbilt University (VU) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Vanderbilt is one of the nation's top leaders in educating and supporting nurses as they work to improve patient care and generate game-changing research through Evidence-Based Practice initiatives. The Nursing Research department supports nurses' involvement in the use, generation, and dissemination of knowledge to advance nursing practice and patient care. The Nursing Research Department is staffed by VUMC's Director of Nursing Research, a Nursing Research Consultant, and an Associate Program Manager.

Services provided by the Nursing Research Department:

  • One-on-one consultations for nurses at all levels conducting research
  • Education on the research process, evidence-based practice, and dissemination
  • Assistance with poster development and presentation
  • Mentoring nurses at all levels in scholarly activities
  • Assistance with IRB applications
  • Manuscript review

CONTACT US

Cathy Ivory

Cathy Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN-BC, FAAN
Senior Director
cathy.ivory@vumc.org

Elizabeth Card, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRP

Elizabeth Card, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRP, FASPAN
Nursing Research Consultant
elizabeth.b.card@vumc.org

Louanne Sirota

Louanne Sirota, MA
Associate Program Manager
louanne.sirota@vumc.org

Liz Hall

Liz Hall, DNP, APRN, WH-C, SANE
Nursing Research Consultant, part-time
patricia.e.hall@vumc.org

nursing.research@vumc.org

Phone: (615) 343-2992

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