Coming January 2015: Start planning your Bedside Scientist project now!

Coming January 2015: Start planning your Bedside Scientist project now!


The Nursing Research Council looks forward to formally announcing the call for proposals for the Bedside Scientist Grants in January 2015. You could be awarded $1,000 in grant funding to conduct an evidence-based quality improvement project or research study.

It may seem far off, but NOW is the time to start planning. Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas to consider for your proposal:

  • Interventions to improve workplace safety for nurses
  • Implementation and evaluation of a program to increase resources to address ethical issues
  • Interventions to improve patient satisfaction with pain, courtesy and respect, careful listening, responsiveness, and  discharge
  • Impact of formalized training/education  for patient‘s loved one who  provides  routine care following discharge
  • Bedside Shift Report – Impact on selected outcomes (i.e. falls, oversedation, Foley days, hospital acquired pressure ulcers, patient satisfaction with nursing communication)
  • Reduction of CAUTI using multipronged (i.e. nursing protocols, education)
  • Reduction of Injury falls using protective devices (i.e. floor mats, hip protectors)
  • Reduction of restraint use
  • Improving pain management in patients undergoing (insert type of surgery) through the use of (state nursing intervention)
  • Use of a delirium screening tool and multifaceted education on ability for nurses to evaluate delirium correctly.
  • Reducing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections
  • Improving pediatric pain assessment
  • Improving pain management for women in labor using non-pharmacological interventions
  • Improved interventions to prepare patients for surgical patients
  • Better identification and treatment of obstructive sleep disorder in surgical patients

If you would like discuss your topic ideas, please contact me at or contact members of the Nursing Research Council:

Ashley Allers
Catherine Ampagoomian
Jessalyn Barbour
Ann Barnes
Cheryl Briggs
Mark Damron
Martin, Kathleen Martin
Joyce Miller
Michelle Seanger
Kathleen Esposito

-Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN

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