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Student Research, QI, and EBP Policy

All student research practicum experiences (including undergraduate nursing students) and/or students interested in conducting a research project at MGH need to be cleared through Karyn Anne Besagai, Project Coordinator,

Undergraduate or Graduate Research Practicum Experiences

All student research practicum experiences must be requested by the clinical placement coordinator from the student’s school through the Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCP).

The request will be sent to the MGH nursing community to determine if there is someone who can accommodate the student’s request.

This request must be made at least 8 weeks prior to the anticipated start date.

The student’s research faculty advisor must assure that the experience will be monitored by the faculty overseeing the experience.

Prior to the start date at MGH, each student must complete CITI certification at 

Please note, if a student wishes to complete hours for credit, we must have a contract with the academic institution that is inclusive of his/her Program of Study.

  • Research practicum placements are not guaranteed.

For students conducting their own original research, QI or EBP project or dissertation at MGH (typically as part of a DNP or PhD)

  • It is the expectation that students will work with their advisor and/or committee to establish their research question, methodological approach and plan for data analysis.
  • If you are a MGH employee, it is strongly recommended that you discuss your project with your unit leadership.
  • The above process must be followed.
  • In addition, an approved proposal with the following information must also be included.
    • Title of the research project
    • The research question and specific aims of the project
    • Brief overview of the methods
    • Subject population of interest
    • Evidence  of  IRB approval or
    • If this is a Quality Improvement project, please complete and submit the QI checklist found here:
    • Signature of faculty overseeing DNP project or PhD dissertation 


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