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Evidence-Based Practice

Center for Nursing Research Receives Generous Gift 

The Board of Directors of the Center for Nursing at the Foundation of NYS Nurses, Inc. is proud to announce the receipt of a generous donation to the Center for Nursing Research from Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN.  Dr. Levin’s gift is intended to support ongoing education in the areas of evidence-based practice and nursing research, especially as it is applied to current practice.  Dr. Levin has been an active member of the Center for Nursing Research leadership team and was the first chair of the Research Planning Committee (as it was called at the time). She was instrumental in the development of the Center’s Evidence-Based Practice Award and the first Evidence-Based Practice Workshop that commenced on June 7, 2017.  Dr. Levin was also the recipient of the 2017 Driscoll Award, given by the Board of Directors at the Nightingale Gala on September 16th.  In addition, she was recently appointed to the Foundation of NYS Nurses Board of Directors where she brings a wealth of knowledge to the strategic planning and positioning of the organization for the future. The Board of Directors is grateful for Dr. Levin’s ongoing support and expertise.



On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the Center for Nursing hosted an Evidence Based Practice educational program. The program was intended for all registered nurses who are seeking to learn about evidence based practice improvement. Presenters for the program were Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN, Fay Wright, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Mary Jo Vetter, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, and Bonnie Lauder, MIS, BSN, CPHQ. Below are some photo highlights of the program.



Below are the papers from the educational program.

Introduction – What is EBP and why is it important?

Abstract 1

Abstract 2

Abstract 3

AORN2190 (1)

Apples or Apples Oranges Exercise Directions

EBP Exercise for formulating clinical problems – revised 3-2012


Breakout Session 1 – Searching for evidence

LOE Exercise

Sample Search Strategy Table

Sample TOE_revised_5-13-17 S

Systematic Review Algorithm_9-17

TOE Template


Breakout Session 2 – Clinical Practice Guideline Appraisal


Levin_Ferrara_Using appraisal guidelines to assess CPG


Breakout Session 3

Evidence Based Session 3 Learning Activity BL June_7_17

Stakeholder Identification Activity



On October 27, 2016, The Cathryne A. Welch Center for Nursing Research together with NYU Rory Meyer’s School of Nursing honored Dr. Meghan Ryan Madonna, Dr. Bernard A. Newland and Ms. Bonnie Lauder for their work.