Improving the Health of Veterans through Nursing Research
Summary document developed to describe the relevant VA leave policies that nurses could use to take a leave from their regular duties for the purpose of performing a research activity.
The purpose of the VA Nurse Scientist Toolkit is to assist in the orientation of nurse scientists to the VA focusing on resources for research and for building a program of research. The target audience for this toolkit is nurse scientists newly hired into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any nurse new to the nurse scientist role in the VA. Nurse scientists are defined as doctorally prepared nurses who, through a program of research, conduct basic, clinical, rehabilitation, and health services research leading to improvements in the healthcare of Veterans.
Overview of Toolkit
The purpose of the VA Nurse Investigator Directory is to provide easy access to information about Nurse Investigators conducting research throughout the VA. This will assist in networking among nurse scientists and in mentoring of new VA Nurse Researchers.
The Nursing Research Initiative (NRI), an HSR&D program, encourages new and experienced nurse investigators to participate in research aimed at high-priority health issues for Veterans with particular emphasis on patient-centered care.