UC San Diego participates in conducting high quality, ethical Nursing Research to contribute to the scientific foundation of our professional practice.
Research utilization and evidence-based nursing practice demonstrates our commitment to quality care and exemplary outcomes. Evidence Based Practice is recognized by the healthcare community as being the gold standard for the provision of safe and compassionate healthcare.
Evidence-based practice is the integration of best research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values for providing nursing care.1
1 (Sackett, D, Straus, S., Richardson, W., Rosenberg, W & Haynes, B., (2000)Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Teach EBM. Edinburgh; Churchill Livingstone.)