Practice & Research in Nursing: A Centre for Nursing Health Services Research
The mission of the Practice and Research in Nursing Group (PRN) is to produce and use evidence to plan, implement and evaluate nursing practice change to promote improved outcomes (individual, provider, and system).
The PRN concept was developed by Drs. Jennifer Medves, Margaret Harrison, and Joan Tranmer, and the organization was introduced to the greater Kingston community in August 2003 with the support of the School of Nursing and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University. Its offices are centrally located at 78 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Jennifer Medves is currently Director of PRN and Drs. Margaret Harrison, Joan Tranmer and Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof are Senior Scientists. To date, PRN has actively built its capacity to include over 9 PRN scientists and 10 PRN clinical affiliates.
The research strategy of the PRN Group is to produce and use evidence to plan and execute organizational changes to promote effectiveness and efficiency in nursing that benefit the health of Canadians.
The strategic plan of the PRN group recognizes and acknowledges the plans and activities of our partner institutions in the Southeastern Ontario Academic Health Sciences Centre (SEOHSC) and the research plans and activities of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Our key goal is build upon the strengths and linkages at this academic Health Sciences Centre (HSC) to create a focus of nursing research excellence of relevance to the nursing discipline and practice.
Strategic Priorities of PRN include:
The PRN group is guided in strategic direction by an advisory committee. The following are members of the advisory committee:
Chair: Dr. Cynthia Baker
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