Research and EBP

The Research and Professional Practice council promotes, vets, and mentors Research projects for Conway Regional in partnership with the University of Central Arkansas. The functional council provides quarterly promotion and education regarding Research and Professional Development. Conway Regional also provides nurses with full access to a research database. Nurses who want to undertake an EBP project are supported by their leadership and by Congress.

Ongoing Projects

  • Effects of Flexible Visiting Hours on Patient and Family Satisfaction in the Critical Care Unit: A Pilot Study - Ashley Pierce, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • The Effect of Multiple Preceptors on RN Perception of Competence and Confidence - Caitlin Castellani, MSN, RN-BC
  • Examining Criterion Validity of the mMinds Tool Compared to the CIWA Tool for Patients with Alcohol Withdrawal Prevention and Management in a Critical Care Setting - Gabriel Gartman, RN
  • Implementation of Paramedics in the Emergency Department - Meg Prince, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNL, Amanda Irby, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Completed Projects

  • The Effect of Shared Governance Model on Perceptions of Professional Control and Governance - C.J. Newton, MSN, RN, NE-BC - Completed April 2019
  • Reducing Falls in the Home using the HD Nursing Falls Prevention Program - Ruth Ann Fisher, BSN, RN, Alicia Taylor, BSN, RN - Completed February 2018
  • Evaluation and Implementation of Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Triage Acuity System within the Emergency Department - Meg Prince, BSN, RN, NE-BC - Completed November 2018
  • Reflections and Perceptions of Emergency Department Nurses on Health Promotion and Patient Education - Tilli Watson, BSN, RN, CCRN-K - Completed April 2019
  • Perceptions of Nursing Incivility from a Local Community Hospital - Regan Hinchcliff, BSN, RN - Completed July 2020
  • Needs Assessment of Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia in Arkansas - Suzette Marks, MSN, RN-BC - Completed June 2020
  • Easy Access to Language Interpretation Services in a Hospital Setting - Mary Moix, BSN, RN - Completed May 2020



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