• Linda L. Chlan, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
    Linda L. Chlan, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
    • Division Director
    • Associate Dean for Nursing Research
    • Why is nursing research important?
      • Nursing research answers important clinical questions with study results that delineate strategies and interventions on how best to address patients' needs. Knowledge from nursing research studies informs and guides nursing practice.
    • Nursing research in Rochester

      Symptom management for patients in the ICU
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  • Della J. Derscheid, APRN, CNS, M.S., Ph.D.
    Della J. Derscheid, APRN, CNS, M.S., Ph.D.
    • Nurse Scientist
    • How does nursing research improve patient care outcomes?
      • The Mayo Clinic Nursing Research Division is an integral member of multidisciplinary collaborative teams whereby nurses' unique relationships with patients allow the nurses to conduct and contribute to research related to illness directly in the clinical setting. Research findings are then evaluated and, based on results, specific interventions may be modified and implemented in a timely manner.
    • Workplace violence in medical settings
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  • Diane E. Holland, Ph.D., R.N.
    Diane E. Holland, Ph.D., R.N.
    • Nurse Scientist
    • How does nursing research move its findings into everyday patient care?
      • Many members of nursing research study teams are part of Mayo Clinic leadership and staff practice groups related to their research program interests. Study team members share nursing research findings with key practice stakeholders and clinicians through presentations at staff and leadership meetings. During efforts to change practices in response to study findings, investigators remain available to assist staff in implementing changes.
    • Hospital discharge planning
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  • Pamela J. McCabe, Ph.D., R.N.
    Pamela J. McCabe, Ph.D., R.N.
    • Nurse Scientist
    • What patient care areas is nursing research addressing?
      • Mayo Clinic nurse scientists engage in clinical research to improve the health of patients and their caregivers and to support processes to deliver optimal health care. Researchers collaborate with scientists at Mayo Clinic and other institutions to generate knowledge in fields that span the continuum of care.
      • Current research interests of Mayo's nurse scientists include symptom management for patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit, interventions to improve the well-being of people with life-limiting illnesses, processes to support advanced care planning, care coordination across the continuum of care, processes to manage workplace violence, nurse decision-making and interventions to promote self-management of atrial fibrillation.
    • Atrial fibrillation
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  • Lori M. Rhudy, Ph.D., R.N.
    Lori M. Rhudy, Ph.D., R.N.
    • Nurse Scientist
    • What approaches are being used in nursing research?
      • Nursing research employs traditional approaches to scientific inquiry, using methods such as randomized clinical trials, observational or descriptive studies, and other quantitative methods. Nursing research also employs qualitative methods to better understand the experiences of people with particular health-related needs. More recently, nursing research has turned to community-based research and implementation science.
    • Nurse decision-making
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  • Catherine E. Vanderboom, Ph.D., R.N.
    Catherine E. Vanderboom, Ph.D., R.N.
    • Nurse Scientist
    • Are there critical societal issues that influence nursing research?
      • The U.S. health care system can no longer afford to ignore the health-related social needs of older adults living with chronic health conditions. There is a need for nurse-led research evaluating new systems of care that minimize the social barriers — such as limited access to food, safe housing and transportation — that reduce older adults' capacity to manage their chronic health conditions.
    • Community-based care
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