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Conducting Nursing Research at UWHC (3.23)

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3.23

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:
November 16, 2015

Administrative Manual
Nursing Manual
 Other _______________

Policy #:
3.23

Original
 Revision

Page 1
Of 2

Title:
Conducting Nursing Research at UWHC


I. PURPOSES:
A. To provide a structure and process for nurses (RNs) wishing to conduct research within
UW Health
B. To provide a process that empowers the Nursing Research council to support the science
mission of UW Health

II. POLICY:
A. All UW Health employed RNs conducting research at UW Health are required to obtain
approval from the Nursing Research Council prior to submitting to their study to the
Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (HS-IRB).
B. When nursing time and/or resources will be used to carry out a research study at UW
Health, UWHC Nursing Administrative Policy 3.11 Research: Obtaining Nursing
Resources and Support must be followed.
C. If the research involves the use of human subjects (staff or patients), the researcher must
follow the guidelines established by the HS-IRB and submit the research study to the HS-
IRB as appropriate, according to UW Health Administrative Policy 4.24: Clinical
Research Guidelines.

III. DEFINITIONS:
A. Approval: the Nursing Research Council’s endorsement that the study is feasible to be
conducted at UW Health.
B. Nursing Research: Research that is led by a Nurse as the principal investigator or as the
co-investigator.

IV. PROCEDURE:
1. The UW Health nurse Principal Investigator (PI) is required* to present an overview of
the proposed research study to the Nursing Research Council and obtain approval for the
study prior to IRB submission.
a. The Nursing Research Council will determine feasibility based on established
criteria and formally conduct a vote for approval.
2. The UW Health nurse PI will obtain appropriate signature(s) on the “Request for
Approval to Serve as a PI” form (see related section for this form).
3. Once the research study is approved, the UW Health nurse PI will:
a. Continue with the appropriate steps to obtain HS-IRB approval.

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:
November 16, 2015

Administrative Manual
Nursing Manual
 Other _______________

Policy #:
3.23

Original
 Revision

Page 2
Of 2

Title:
Conducting Nursing Research at UWHC


b. Follow UW Health policies and regulatory requirements when conducting
research at UW Health facilities.
4. Process for disseminating research findings:
a. Approval for dissemination must be obtained from UW Health nurse PI’s direct
supervisor.

*In rare instances exceptions may be made for this requirement for extenuating
circumstances, due to timing needs of the PI. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of
the Administrative Liaison of Nursing Research Council in collaboration with the Clinical
Nurse Specialist for Research and Evidence-Based Practice.


V. REFERENCES:
A. Nursing Administrative Policy 3.11, Research: Obtaining Nursing Approval and Support
B. Nursing Administrative Policy 4.35, Appointment of Nurse Scholars to the UWHC
Nursing Service
C. Nursing Administrative Policy 4.24; Clinical Research Guidelines

VI. AUTHORED BY:
A. Elise Arsenault Knudsen, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, November 2015
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Research & Evidence Based Practice

VII. REVIEWED BY:
B. Nursing Research Council, November 2015
C. Program Director, Nursing Research, November 2015
D. Nursing Administrative Policy and Procedure Committee, November 2015


SIGNED BY:

Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN, CENP
Senior Vice President Patient Care Service,
Chief Nursing Officer