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Munn Nursing Research Grand Rounds occur quarterly in the Robbins Auditorium at MGH. Presenters include past recipients of the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Award as well as Nurse Scientists from throughout the MGH Community.
The next Grand Rounds will take place:
Thursday, October 11th, from 1:30-2:30 - O'Keefe Auditorium
Thursday, December 6th, from 1:30-2:30 - Robbins Auditorium FND 244A
Thursday, February 7th, from 1:30-2:30 - Robbins Auditorium FND 244A
Thursday, April 4th, from 1:30-2:30 - Robbins Auditorium FND 244A

**Speakers and topics to be announced. Grand Rounds will resume in October 2018. Please watch out for email announcements, or contact Stacianne Goodridge, for more information.

MGH Nursing Research Day!
SAVE THE DATE for Abstract Writing Classes in preparation for Nursing Research Day 2019!!
Monday, September 17th, from 3:00-4:00 in the Founders 311 conference room
Monday, November 5th, from 12:00-1:00 in Founders 311 conference room

Nursing Research Day was a great success this year!

Clink on the the link below to read an overview of the day on the MGH Research Institute blog.

Fostering a Research-Intensive Organization


Jeanette Ives Erickson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Senior Vice President for Patient Care and Chief Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital;

Marianne Ditomassi, DNP, RN, MBA, is Executive Director of Patient Care and Magnet Recognition at Massachusetts General Hospital;

Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RN, FAAN, FNI, is a Senior Nurse Scientist and Director Emeritus of the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research.




Fostering a Research-Intensive Organization addresses how a strong nursing research agenda can impact patient care and influence the redesign of services needed to effectively respond to a changing healthcare environment. This book provides a comprehensive review to support the practice environment as an important place to advance nursing science through research by:

  • Providing examples of the MGH experience useful in explaining the importance of a nursing research agenda
  • Discussing the support for and the conduct of research applicable to nurse’s professional and personal development
  • Demonstrating how to design a research infrastructure and provide the resources, support, and organizational commitment needed to promote research in practice settings
  • Sharing ideas about mentoring, evidence-based practice, methods and evaluation, instruments development, and post-doctoral fellowships
  • Developing new funding sources, partnerships, team-building, and engagement in multidisciplinary research activities.

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