Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Children's Hospital Colorado


Members of the Division of Nursing at Children's Hospital Colorado are responsible for using the best evidence for decision-making including, but not limited to, current research, clinical expertise, and patient/family values and preferences.

Philosophy

Research efforts are directed toward building a scientific knowledge base as the foundation for clinical decision-making and clinical practice through the conduct and utilization of nursing and interdisciplinary research.

Goals

  1. Modeling evidence-based practice by using the best evidence for decision-making including, but not limited to, current research, clinical expertise, and patient/family values and preferences.
  2. Advancing and ensuring the conduct of research, quality improvement (QI), and evidence-based practice (EBP) activities throughout the Division of Nursing.
  3. Promoting the dissemination of findings from nursing research, QI, and EBP projects at local, national, and international forums and through professional publication.

Research Activities

Children's Hospital Colorado is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric nursing research and has diverse opportunities for staff and students:

  • Leadership through Nursing Research Council membership
  • Mentored research
  • Research associated with graduate study
  • Dissemination of findings through local, national, and international conferences
  • Continuing education in research and evidence-based practice

Funding Opportunities

The Department of Nursing Research & Education, in collaboration with Children's Hospital Colorado Research Institute, offers small grants to support nursing research activities.

More Information

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Kotzer, PhD RN CPN FAAN, annemarie.kotzer@childrenscolorado.org, 720-777-1234.