Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice The Institute for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Connecticut Children’s is dedicated to improving the health of children through nursing research and evidence-based practice. It embraces innovation, exploration, interdisciplinary collaboration, and translation into practice. The Institute for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice has sponsored various nursing research grand rounds, infused evidence base practice into daily practice, encouraged an environment of inquiry, and has created opportunities for nurses to participate in research and performance improvement projects. Institute for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Team The institute is led by Kristy Dixon-Stinger, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Director of Critical Care, Emergency Services, Learning and Performance, and Nursing Research. Dr. Dixon-Stinger is supported by Nurse Scientist, Katherine Hinderer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE, and Evidence-Based Practice Clinical Specialist, Beth A. Wentland, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN. Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program Through the Institute for Nursing Research, nurses at Connecticut Children’s may participate in a Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program. This program promotes the development of original nursing research and the use of research findings and other evidence to guide nursing practice to improve patient quality and safety. As a result of this program, nurses at Connecticut Children’s are actively participating in both regional and national conferences, have received prestigious grants for project implementation and have published manuscripts in many highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals. Contact Us If you are interested in learning more about the Institute for Nursing Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, please contact us at AskNursingResearch@connecticutchildrens.org.