NRC Leadership Team

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    Danielle Black RN, BSN  
    Committee Chair     
    Vanderbilt Nurse Specialist II    
    Emergency Medicine Research  
    Perioperative Setting Research  


    Summer Fitts, BSN, RN
    Committee Co-Chair
    Holding Room/PACU/Radiology Recovery
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt


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 Elizabeth Weddle RN, BSN, CEN
 Immediate Past Chair 
 Vanderbilt Nurse Specialist II
 Allergy, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine
 Sepsis and ARDS Research

  • The VUMC Evidence-based Practice and Nursing  Research Committee was established to better serve the Vanderbilt Nursing community by supporting nursing research and evidence-based practice.

    VUMC Nursing Research Committee Goals

    Long-term Goals
    Provide leadership for the use of evidence-based practice as an integral component of clinical practice and management decision making.

    Short-term Goals (1-2 yrs):

    • Ensure access & ability to use data and evidence resources.
    • Develop guidelines and tools to support nurses in meeting EBP competencies.
    • Facilitate consistent practice through effective communication.
  • 2020 Nursing Research Committee

     NRC Members