Beaker Research is the generation of new knowledge. At VUMC, we use the  official definition of nursing research endorsed by   Magnet: 

Systematic inquiry that uses disciplined methods to answer questions or solve problems. The ultimate goal of research is to develop, refine, and expand knowledge” (Polit & Beck, 2012, 3).

Our office is here to assist nurse investigators in every step of the research process. Helpful resources can be found on this page.

  • What is the framework in research As a researcher, sometimes it feels like research has a life on its own: a question that leads to another question and so forth.  Click here to know more about the research process.