Research and Evidence-Based Practice Consulting Services
nursing research and ebp

Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice

Nursing Consulting Partners offers healthcare organizations a unique opportunity to utilize a new research and evidence-based practice (EBP) consultation service, designed to bridge the research-practice gap. Nursing research promotes lifelong professional advancement of the discipline of nursing and fosters innovation. A Nursing Scientist will assist healthcare systems by offering a full range of Research and EBP services to meet their business needs, while meeting the ANCC Magnet® requirements. New knowledge generation through the conduct of research is a requirement for Magnet® recognition and redesignation. Hospitals undertaking the Magnet® journey must build research and EBP infrastructures in order to infuse research and EBP into clinical practices.

Services Available to

Achieve Research Excellence

Service 1:

Full Scope Research Program Development

NCP Nursing Scientist provides support to develop a systems / or hospital-specific  Nursing Research (NR) and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) program. Includes research infrastructure development (structure, process, outcomes), and shared governance support for NR council and EBP initiatives.

Full scope program support includes staff education, EBP tools, IRB regulatory support /mentoring for on-site expert.

Service 2:

Full Scope Nursing Services IRB Support

Our consultant Nursing Scientist provides hospitals with full Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Regulatory / Compliance Program Support for Nursing Services


Full IRB support includes development of procedures for nurses to review/navigate all NR specific projects through the IRB (hospital specific/or outside IRB e.g. Western IRB) for regulatory approval.

Service 3:

Full Support for NCP Peer Review or Shared Governance (IRB Ready) Nursing Research Study

NCP Nursing Scientist provides site support for the adoption / implementation of ‘Peer Review’ or ‘Shared Governance’ research study protocol.  Each study is designed to measure Nurse’s Perception of Peer Review and/or Shared Governance (Baseline / Post-Implementation)

Purchased NCP Research Study protocol(s) include  consultant support for proposal modification for site-specific IRB approval; data collection using survey methodology, analysis and report.

Service 4:

Full Scope EBP Program Development (System or Hospital-Specific)

NCP Nursing Scientist provides support to develop a systems / or hospital-specific integrated Evidence-Based Practice program. Includes full EBP program development (structure, process, outcomes), EBP Model selection, and customizing evidence-based shared governance support for nursing research council and EBP initiatives.

EBP Model selection/review for integration into the organizational framework, as the basis of inter-professional patient care.
EBP Research Fellowship Program Development, offering an integrated curriculum and learning environment (live/web-based).

Service 5:

Nursing Scientist Consultant - Project Specific (Hourly rate)

We can help you plan, develop, and execute numerous research, EBP, and performance improvement projects, that you don’t have the resources to support, yet, projects are required for nursing excellence and accreditation. Take advantage of our NCP expert clinician and nursing scientist, to help develop/complete innovative projects; provide needed education; or consult on any research or EBP initiative.

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Client Testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation entitled “RN Care Coordination: Practice, Education, and Certification” at our Catalyst Academy 2015. Your important topic and great presentation style had the audience immediately engaged
Holly A. De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Catalyst Systems, LLC
You had a hand in getting us there [receiving Magnet® status].
Thanks for your article in the Nurse Leader on shared decision making. I always appreciate your words of wisdom in this arena.
Great examples of control charts used [in NCP’s webinars] to “tell a story” of improvement over time.
What a difference a peer makes! Our discharge medication reconciliation accuracy rose from 56% to greater than 90% in one year, and our improvement has been sustained for over one year beyond that.
Nicole Jones, RN, MS & Beth Lacoste, RN, MSN
East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, LA
We appreciated the examples you presented [in your webinars] per standard – this was helpful related to many standards be written generically.
Our Pathway to Excellence® document was accepted! Thanks for all of your help!
Pathway to Excellence® Project Director
Thank you for helping us on our way to Magnet® status. I know your visits to us and your advice steered us on this journey. We value your input.”
We just summarized the comments from your presentation – Our nurses loved our consultant and her message.
Judy Boerger
Parkview Medical Center
Thank you so much for an amazing Nurses Day! We had the best turnout ever, and your presentations were spectacular. People have been talking about it ever since, and I’ve heard grumbling from people who couldn’t be there—a sure sign of a great event! Thank you for your wisdom and support! It has been totally great working with you.
Paul Parker, RN, BC
Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME
We value your input – I especially value your candor and wisdom!
Excellent presentation! I’m excited about implementing peer review in our organization. Fabulous speakers with a true passion for the content.
Peer Review Workshop 2012
I wanted to say thank [our consultants] for their insight. I’m a staff nurse and beyond their guidance for Magnet, they provided insights into my profession while tying in IOM and ANA principles. You inspired my colleagues and myself with our journey.
Joy Fumera
Kaiser Permanente Orange County-Irvine
Thank you for the excellent workshops you conducted for our nursing leaders, council members, and educators. Finalizing the professional practice model as well as writing our bylaws, and council charters and objectives, was monumental. There was overwhelmingly positive feedback and enthusiasm as we move forward on our shared governance journey. Thank you for your leadership and expertise.
St. Mary's Health System
The level of excitement since your visit is outrageous. Staff are even more engaged and energized, with most talking about the learnings you shared.
Just wanted to take a moment to send you a personal note of thanks for all of the efforts you and your team put into helping our organization successfully achieve its fourth Magnet designation. Although Julie and her leadership group are enjoying many well-deserved accolades for this successful accomplishment, I have certainly not forgotten that it was you and your partners who helped immeasurably in getting our Magnet efforts back on track and providing assistance and mentoring to Julie and our team as they navigated this process and re-tooled our nursing governance structure. It is amazing to think back 2 ½ years and realize how far our nursing team has come in that short amount of time. Thanks so much again Kathleen for all of the time, thought and effort you and your colleagues put into helping us achieve this milestone.
Rob Myers MHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Goshen Health