Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice

OSF HealthCare encourages all nurses with a research question or idea for a research study and those who desire to implement or change a nursing practice based on research to pursue these endeavors.

Nursing Research/EBP Council

To support these nurses, OSF HealthCare has collaborated with nursing faculty at our two Colleges of Nursing to create a Nursing Research/Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Council that represents all entities.

The council reviews all Nursing and Allied Health projects (excluding students from OSF colleges and those otherwise part of clinical research such as medical research or drug studies) being conducted at OSF HealthCare involving any patient or nurse (either as subject or investigator) and requiring Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.

Members of the council:

  • Serve as their local/regional contact for research and EBP projects.
  • Serve as site principle investigators for Ministry-wide nursing research studies.
  • Provide educational activities related to EBP and research.
  • Serve as mentors for EBP fellows and novice nurse researchers.
  • Serve as mentors to nurses writing abstracts related to their IRB-approved projects for podium/poster presentations at local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Serve as mentors to nurses who are seeking to publish the work from their IRB-approved projects.

Meet Our Council

  • Samantha Bannon
  • Ginger Barton
  • Katie Burdette
  • Kelly Cone
  • Karyn Cordes
  • Elizabeth Davidson
  • Julie DeLaire
  • Sheryl Emmerling
  • Jennifer Greer
  • Sheila Guither
  • Dorene Gysin
  • Seth Keiser
  • Coleen Klein
  • Melba Lewis
  • Charlotte Liley
  • Brandie Messer
  • Theresa Miller
  • Danielle Molina
  • Robin Nevling
  • Lisa Strack
  • Meagan Rothrock-Magana
  • Melanie Tomas
  • Lisa Steil
  • Jennie Van Antwerp