Each month a group of nurses on the SAMC Nursing Research Team discuss research projects to improve nursing practice. Many members have earned National Institutes of Health and Human Research Certifications, a requirement of principal investigators throughout the United States and a pre-requisite for submission of research proposals to SAMC’s Institutional Review Board.
These SAMC nurses are educated on the importance of strict adherence to the principles of human rights when conducting research. Those topics that evolve into research projects are often carried out in collaboration with nursing professors at Troy University and ultimately contribute to the body of evidence-based nursing practice.
There are 21 active members of the SAMC Nursing Research Team who meet monthly on the third Thursday. Members of the group, which organized two years ago, include (front row, from left): Diane Weed, PhD, Troy University; Cathy Flinn, Emergency Department; Doreen Anderson, Patient Care Services; (back row) Ann Gommo Spradley, Two East; Karry Clark, Patient Care Services; Jan Largess, Employee Health & Wellness; Claudia Tucker, Five East; and Tena Knight, Critical Care. All those pictured are RNs.