Nursing Research at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health (RWJBH) guides our clinical nursing practice, and our clinical nursing practice generates the questions and direction for our research. This inquiry allows us to bring the best science to the bedside through the critical review of evidence. Each of the 11 hospitals in RWJBH has a Nursing Research committee and an overarching Nursing Research Collaborative. The Nursing Research Collaborative ensures that nursing research, evidence based practice and scholarly inquiry are occurring across the system. The nursing research infrastructure helps to ensure that the necessary resources are available to our front line staff through the support and work guided by nursing leadership and faculty from Rutgers, The State University School of Nursing (RUSON). The collaborative is instrumental in developing an annual Nursing Research Symposium that provides a forum for nurses to disseminate research findings to their peers.

Contacts and consultation:

Mary Beth Russell PhD, MA, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Vice President

The Center for Professional Development Innovation and Research
RWJBarnabas Health, Northern Region
973.322.4373 | 201.247.6067

Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC, FAEN
Assistant Vice President
The Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research

Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Southern Region
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Office-(732)828-3000 X-5123, Cell-(732)427-4588

Published Research Studies